Construction of a trolley bus line in Ostrava
To reduce the levels of particulate pollution, a three-kilometre trolley bus line is being built in Ostrava. Thanks to these building measures, the diesel buses can be replaced by environmentally friendly trolley buses. © SECO
In Ostrava, Switzerland is supporting the construction of a three-kilometre trolley bus line and five bus stops suitable for disabled passengers. This will result in better connections into the city centre and a reduction in the high levels of air pollution.
Protecting the environment
- Construction of traction columns, overhead wires and supporting networks
- Reconstruction and adaption of the traction converter substations
- Adaption of five bus stops for people
with reduced mobility
- Substitution of a 3 km long diesel bus line with a trolleybus line along Tesinska Road towards Hranecnik.
- Reconfiguring the terminal Hranecnik into a multimodal interchange for urban trams, trolley buses and regional buses.
- Increase of the number of public transport passengers interchanging at Hranecnik.
- Reduction of noise and atmospheric pollution levels along Tesinska Road.
- Improvement of comfort for public transport users.
- Substitution of a 3 km long diesel bus line with a trolleybus line along Tesinska Road towards Hranecnik
- Reconfiguring the terminal Hranecnik into a multimodal interchange for urban trams, trolley buses and regional buses
- Increase of the number of public transport passengers interchanging at Hranecnik
- Reduction of noise and atmospheric pollution levels along Tesinska Road
- Improvement of comfort for public transport users
- Czech Ministry of Finance
The overall project objectives are to reverse the current trend of declining public transport ridership by providing a safer and more fluent public transport system and to improve the urban environment, particularly air quality and the noise level, by replacing diesel buses by trolley buses and achieving modal switches from private cars. This shall be achieved by extending the city’s trolley bus network from Bohuminska Street to Hranecnik which will turn into a multimodal interchange for trams, trolley buses and suburban buses. Five intermediate stops will be adjusted for people with reduced mobility.
The goal of the project is to reduce the air pollution in Ostrava by substituting diesel buses with trolley buses, to facilitate future network extensions and to enable a smooth transfer of passengers coming from regional transport to the city centre. The main project components include all necessary technical installations for electricity supply for the trolley bus line, adjustments to intermediate bus stops and road adjustments at the terminal to facilitate the access for the trolley buses.
The direct beneficiary is the public transport company Dopravni Podnik Ostrava which will be supported to improve their public transport infrastructure. The primary target group are the approximately 7'500 passengers/day who will benefit from more efficient and comfortable public transport services in the Hranecnik area.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Dopravni Podnik Ostrava, Joint Stock Company
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 3'025'674 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 2'193'803 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 0|
Phase 1 05.09.2012 - 28.02.2017 (Completed)