Twenty-five of our retired trolleys were officially put into service in Mendoza, Argentina yesterday!
Check out all the photos and coverage at Trolebuses Mendocinos — that’s the blog of Jorge Luis Guevara, our man on the inside at Mendoza’s transit agency.
The governor of the province of Mendoza was on hand for the first official trolley trip, and a marching band even played during the celebration.
A couple of comments from Mike in my last trolley post also had a bit of detail on the launch.
Apparently the e-fare machines are not yet installed onboard 20 of the 25 buses — the machines will be transferred from some of Mendoza’s retiring German trolleys.
So, those buses without the fare machines will pick up people for free! (As far as I can tell, Mike’s comments were confirmed in articles from Uno, one of the Mendoza papers.)
Edit: Jorge just sent me an article about the launch from Diario Los Andes, another Mendoza newspaper. Jorge also attached this note (translation provided by Google!): “Jhenifer, newspapers, radio and TV echoed the Flyer, again in the afternoon the passengers were required to balance the great state of units and that this reflected the culture of the Canadian FLYER really reflect the quality of life of the Canadian people.”
It’s great to see the trolleys out on the streets!
And as always, here are the past articles on our retired trolleys:
- Retired trolleys in blue, orange, green, and red!
- Retired trolleys in purple and red!
- Retired trolleys get a new look in Argentina
- Video of the retired trolleybuses on the streets of Mendoza
- Two more photos of the retired trolleys off to Argentina
- The retired trolleys on Argentinian TV!
- Retired trolleys make their way to Mendoza
- The retired trolleys arrive in Chile!
- The trolleys of Mendoza, Argentina
- Update on the retired trolleys sailing to South America
- Retired trolleys set sail for Argentina