Coimbra City Council today organized, on Corpus Christi Day, two "home trips" to show the media that the mythical trolley buses are once again part of Coimbra's urban landscape.
This morning, the President of Coimbra City Council (CMC), Manuel Machado and City Councilmen Carlos Cidade, Jorge Alves, Regina Bento and Carina Gomes, as well as SMTUC employees, were accompanied by reporters from RTP, CMTV, DC, DB, RUC and NDC. Line No. 103 (Estação Nova – Olivais / via Universidade and Penedo da Saudade).
Entourage counted with "Escarpment Escort",
Entourage had "Escarpment Escort",
As the municipal organization did not deal with the farnel, travelers stayed more time to "eat with the eyes" Coimbra, which is included in the Summary of the Driver chosen for the event and the good disposition of Manuel Machado "helped the party" with a stop at Machado de Castro Museum, University and Penedo da Saudade.
The mayor, who knows Coimbra better than anyone else, still had the opportunity to provide some more history sections to the NDC Special Envoy, a moment please . thankful on this day to pass at the University of Coimbra, it was the tourists who in Rua Larga made a point to know and photograph the trolley buses, an act that was received by Manuel Machado, who soon formed international relations, was not the leader of the car carriage with more friendship in the curriculum Manuel Machado took advantage of the media presence to warn a warning: Municipal police will have zero tolerance for drivers who park in a place that prevents the passage of trolley buses.
One of the news is that trolley buses now have free Wi-Fi Coimbra + internet, says Manuel Machado, but NDC, who issued live for one and a half hours of travel
See all claims in the direct document video to cross the streets of Coimbra through two lines: # 4 (Estação Nova – Olivais / via Conchada and Celas) and # 103 (Estação Nova – Olivais / via Universidade and Penedo da Saudade).
The fleet includes a 2010 Trolino hybrid, the model of the Polish brand Solaris (manufactured in cooperation with the Czech part of the Cegelec company) and four Efacec train buses, all from the early 1980s. [19659004
The train buses return to Coimbra streets, almost a year after they had stopped moving.
The emblematic cars, which have been part of the public transport network in Coimbra for seven decades, circulation in June 2017, to be repaired, both at engine and body level, and for work in the towing network, according to Jorge Alves, chairman of the city council and chairman of the board of SMTUC
which is true, but Notícias de Coimbra guarantees that the intervention was promoted by Princess Cindazunda, because when this old country woman lived in Arnado Square, the trolley buses could no longer move in Fernão de Magalhães because of the unsuitable size of "Rotunda" "
Contacted by NDC, Coimbra municipality, acknowledged this in November 2017 and said that" at the time of the requisition of Square of the Air
Of the 12 trolley buses owned by SMTUC, only five of them "safe to move around" and give some comfort, it claims that the wagons have stopped moving because the tram network has to be pulled back. "Responsible for the remaining seven vehicles will be "common to deliver parts" (some of them are no longer on the market) to ensure the maintenance and repair of the remaining vehicles, the latest being in 2010. [19659004
Coimbra was the first Portuguese city that introduced trolley buses in its public transport network in 1947. Porto and Braga are the two other urban areas in the country which also adopted this mode of transport in 1959 and 1963, respectively, but abandoned in 1997 (Porto) and 1979 (Braga).
In relation to cars electrically, Coimbra in 1911 was the fourth of the five urban areas in the country to assume this means of transport after Porto (1895), Lisbon (1901) and Sintra (1904) and before Braga (1914).
The history of the trolls buses dates back to 1947, when the first line was opened in Coimbra, which covered 3.2 km between Estação Nova and the crossing of Almas de Freire, on top of Santa Clara.
Coimbra will be the only city center on the Iberian peninsula with this mode of transport in operation (the Spanish city of Castelló de la Plana uses a "tire meter" system similar to trolley buses).
CMC's Managing Director has invested in the renewal of the SMTUC Navy since the 2013-2017 mandate, resulting in a strengthening of approximately three dozen vehicles during this period, equivalent to a municipal investment of more than 3.5 million euros .
In addition to the five trolley buses, SMTUC, supported by the municipality, currently has a total of 138 buses.
This is another investment from the municipality in the public transport network, which is reminiscent of investing approximately 9 million euros a year to ensure social costs for transport, enabling users to stay below the actual cost of travel.
Of these EUR 9 million, about 80% of monthly subsidies transferred by Coimbra to SMTUC, with the remainder derived from the revenue from public parking spaces.
In September, Manuel Machado announced the return of Ecovia, peripheral parking spaces and buses dedicated to transport to the city center, which he launched in the 1990s during his first series of mayors as mayor.
"Let's go back to Ecovia, that is, people can leave their car in a park at a low price, giving them the right to travel to and from the city center or to hospitals between 7:30 and 8: 00 19659004] Asked if there is a weak attachment to Ecovia, heard the main criticism of the 1990s when the small boat fleet became known as Ecovazia, Manuel Machado replied that "not much has changed in recent years Twentieth year: there are many more cars and it is predominantly much more awareness of awareness and environmental considerations, "he said.
At the beginning of the first term of this reincarnation, Manuel Machado began to be the creation of a historic tram line to connect Rua da Alegria to Rotunda das Lages, passing through the Santa Clara bridge. Today, 4 years after this promise, Manuel Machado knows that it will not be easy to put the centennials on the rails, especially on the board
] The video from Direct NDC shows the entire journey