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Václav Havel Airport Prague by Trolleybus.

The new 59 trolley bus line has replaced the 119 bus line as of today. The first service carrying passengers left Terminal 1 at 2:41 p.m. on its way to Veleslavín Railway Station. In the opposite direction, the first passenger service left at 2:46 p.m. The operator of the high-capacity trolleybus is the Prague Public Transit Company.

he Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, Jiří Pos, views the trolleybus connection to Václav Havel Airport Prague as a step in the right direction for at least two reasons. “This is a more comfortable transport option for both passengers and employees, which at the same time follows our ESG strategy aimed at reducing carbon emissions and noise in and around the airport. However, the final and optimal solution for transport from the city centre to the airport and back is the implementation of a rail connection, the construction of which has already started in some sections.”

A total of twenty large-capacity Škoda-Solaris 24m three-cell battery trolleybuses were delivered to the Prague Public Transit Company by a consortium comprised of Solaris Bus & Coach, Solaris Czech, and Škoda Electric. The 24.7-metre-long trolleybuses with the capacity of 180 places (54 seats) feature five doors to be used for embarking and disembarking by passengers and are equipped with air conditioning, four information LED panels, and a special baggage transport set-up.

To enable the operation of trolleybuses, a total of 11.5 km of overhead wires was built for the section between Veleslavín Railway Station and Terminal 3. To power the vehicles between Terminal 3 and the airport stops, the trolleybuses use energy from batteries, which will be charged at charging stations at the turning points at Václav Havel Airport Prague and Veleslavín Railway Station. A charging infrastructure was also constructed in the Řepy garage, from where the trolleybuses are dispatched.