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Old June 12th, 2011, 03:42 AM   #181
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Do you have Solaris buses too, or just troleys?
Just trolleys for now. I'd be real happy if we had gotten Solaris buses, instead of the BMC's that were delivered a couple of years ago. But then again, who's asking me? I hope that for future deliveries, they're gonna consider Solaris offers. I'm not real sure whether Solaris bid at that tender when we got the BMC's.

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Same colour scheme that ACTION buses in Canberra Australia used to have!
Cool to hear that. Our trolleybus scheme is like that ever since I've seen Sofian trolleys in my lifetime (80's of the last century ). Here's what the old models looked like:



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Old June 12th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #182
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Novi Sad, Serbia has ordered CNG buses from Solaris. They were spotted in Poland:







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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:08 AM   #184
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Cool to hear that. Our trolleybus scheme is like that ever since I've seen Sofian trolleys in my lifetime (80's of the last century ). Here's what the old models looked like:
Here are a couple of pics to show the similarity to the new Solaris:





Though new buses have this scheme:



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Old June 17th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #185
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Thanks for the photos. I like your old scheme, but frankly I prefer the looks of the new bus.

Here's a video of a Solaris trolley, operating on line 11 in Sofia. Credits to pmalenkin for posting the video in the Bulgarian Section of SSC:

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Old June 18th, 2011, 11:49 PM   #186
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How come some of the door panes've been painted over?
Were the glass panes busted and replaced with painted metal panels instead?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #187
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Solaris Tramino produced by local manufacturer Solaris known very well in Europe for production of buses. Poznań bought 45 of those trams.

On the pic by user leinad you can see two Solaris trams, prototype and serial production. Prototype is in the upper part of pic.



Pic of prototype from olsztynskietramwaje.pl.


And serial production Tramino on the Poznań streets.

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and by sirGregor








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Old August 16th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #188
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And few great pics made by user Deeno:

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I na koniec jeszcze takie.
Przejechałem się póki co jeden przystanek więc o wrażeniach trudno mówić, ale źle nie było
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Dzisiaj liniowo ruszył Solaris Tramino S105P #515
Nie mogłem przegapić okazji i zaczaiłem się na niego

2106. Zajechał na pętlę na Sobieskiego


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2108. Opuścił pantograf i ruszył


2109. Ze starszymi braćmi

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Old September 25th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #189
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First electric bus from Solaris.

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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #190
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I was recently in Salzburg, and saw quite a few Solaris trolleybuses, e.g. like this not my photo):



The trolleybuses have quite a different interior than "normal" buses. Since the engine is much smaller, it is mounted in the main compartment, not in the "trailer". It is right before the middle axis, on the left side, and in front of it there's is the empty area for strollers or wheelchairs. The back is then much more spacious and not so crowded as in modern buses (which I personally dislike quite a lot) - because there's nothing there.

Are all Solaris trolleybuses organized that way?
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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #191
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Just trolleys for now. I'd be real happy if we had gotten Solaris buses, instead of the BMC's that were delivered a couple of years ago. But then again, who's asking me? I hope that for future deliveries, they're gonna consider Solaris offers. I'm not real sure whether Solaris bid at that tender when we got the BMC's.
Do you know the fate of those second hand Brown-Boveri GMC trolley-buses Plovdiv purchased from Edmonton, Canada? Last time I heard about these buses was they were confiscated by the state due to an overdue tax, something of that nature. Have they been returned to Plovdiv, and are they running now?
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Old March 25th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #192
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Solaris Achieves Strong Growth in 2011

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27.02.2012

Solaris has ended its 2011 financial year with a new record result. For the first time in its history, Solaris sold over 1,200 buses. Additionally, volume deliveries of Solaris Tramino low-floor trams began. Solaris once again was in top position in the Polish bus market, while in Germany the company’s position as biggest importer was strengthened.

2011 was another successful year for Solaris, with a further rise in sales continuing the company’s sustainable growth. With an 8 percent year-on-year increase, 1,205 new buses were sold to customers across Europe (2010: 1,120 buses). At the same time, volume deliveries of state-of-the-art Solaris Tramino low-floor trams started.

Turnover of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. rose by 17 percent to a new record high of 370 million EUR (2010: 316 million EUR).1


Undisputed Market Leadership in Poland - Biggest Importer in Germany

On the Polish home market, Solaris remains unchallenged as market leader in both the total bus market and the key city bus segment. Amid an overall positive market development, Solaris increased its sales significantly by 27 percent to reach 518 units (2010: 407 units), giving it a 42 percent share of the total Polish market for buses above 8 tons gross vehicle weight. 516 of these buses were city buses (2010: 405 buses); accordingly, Solaris’s share of the city bus market reached 54 percent.

Germany remains the most important international market for Solaris and the company continues to be the largest importer of buses there. 248 new Solaris were registered in Germany, an increase of 31 percent (2010: 190 buses). This gave Solaris a 6 percent share of the total German bus market. As 232 buses were city buses (2010: 190 buses), the company’s share of this key segment was 10 percent. This makes Solaris the only significant supplier of city buses in Germany beside the two domestic corporations.

Further significant markets were France with 149 new Solaris buses (2010: 54 buses) and Scandinavia with 140 buses (2010: 304 buses).


Electric Buses, Hybrid Buses and Trolleybuses: Eco-friendly Electric Mobility

Eco-friendly electric mobility already is routine for Solaris. Offering the world’s largest range of diesel-electric hybrid buses, the company continues to set trends for sustainable mobility. In 2011, Solaris sold 63 Urbino family hybrid buses. 5 percent of all new Solaris buses used this climate-friendly technology, which enables fuel savings of up to 25 percent and reduces harmful emissions by up to 78 percent.

Another constant success is the Solaris Trollino family of trolleybuses, 65 of which were sold in 2011. With a 40 percent share of all new trolleybuses delivered in the EU and EFTA, Solaris is the leading supplier of these eco-friendly vehicles.

The new Solaris Urbino electric also is emission-free at the point of operation. This innovative addition to the Solaris product range was unveiled in autumn 2011 and immediately elicited strong interest from operators: Solaris is in talks with companies from a number of European countries.


Continuously Reliable: Solaris on Rails

A milestone of the past year was the start of volume deliveries of low-floor trams, part of Solaris’s entry into rail vehicle manufacturing. Poznań City Transport has ordered 45 Solaris Tramino, the first 23 of which had entered service by the end of 2011. With technical availability running at a level of 99 percent, Poznań’s Tramino are remarkable reliable not just for new trams. Delivery of the remaining vehicles continues and will be concluded by the end of May 2012.

In the meantime, Solaris trams have found favour beyond the country’s borders. The first international order was signed in July 2011 with Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH of Jena (Germany), whose five Solaris Tramino will be delivered by mid-2013. This will be the first time a Polish manufacturer delivers trams to a German operator.


Award-winning Spirit of Innovation

In 2011, Solaris was awarded the Economic Prize of the President of the Republic of Poland for a second time. President Bronisław Komorowski presented Solaris founders Krzysztof and Solange Olszewski with the award in recognition of the company’s dynamic spirit of innovation. Solaris had previously been honoured in 2005 as a leading exporter.


1 Converted from reporting currency PLN according to Polish National Bank 2011 annual median exchange rate.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #193
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Solaris Tramino Receives Design Award

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13.03.2012

The attractive styling of the Solaris Tramino has been honoured with the TOP Design Award 2012. The Solaris low-floor tram beat off strong competition to win the Automotive and Public Transport category of this international award.

TOP Design Award is presented during area DESIGN exhibition and recognises modern product and industrial design. Particular emphasis is placed on designers and businesses working in close collaboration. The prize for the Solaris tram was presented to Dariusz Michalak, Solaris Director Research & Development, and the Tramino’s designer, Jens Timmich of Berlin-based design agency studioFT. Timmich has been working for Solaris since 1999 and has been instrumental in creating the widely-recognised styling of the Solaris product family.

The Solaris Tramino low-floor tram takes up the lines of the Urbino city bus and applies them to urban rail. The characteristic asymmetric windscreen emphasises that this tram belongs to Solaris’s comprehensive product line-up for state-of-the-art public transport. The clean lines of the design are continued inside the tram, with premium materials and attractive form combining to create a sensation of spaciousness.

First presented in 2009, the Solaris Tramino now is in volume production with 45 units currently being delivered to Poznań City Transport. These 32-metre long, six-axle articulated trams carry up to 229 passengers. Short stop dwell times are guaranteed by double doors with a width of 1,500 mm, while the aisle is at least 750 mm wide even above the bogies, ensuring excellent passenger flows within the vehicle. From 2013 on, the Tramino will also run abroad: German operator Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH has ordered five Tramino, which will be tailored exactly to the operational requirements of Jena’s tram system.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #194
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Eco-friendly Solaris Buses for Two Cities in Lithuania

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14.03.2012

Two Lithuanian cities have chosen a total of 30 climate-friendly Solaris buses to renew their fleets over the coming months. Different technologies will be used, with the new buses fuelled by biogas or built as diesel-electric hybrids. The orders were placed by operators in Kaunas and Panevėžys.

"These contracts confirm Solaris’s excellent expertise in eco-friendly buses. They demonstrate that our offer is valued by our Lithuanian customers, who have come through challenging times and now are once again able to invest in innovative, sustainable public transport," said Małgorzata Olszewska, Director Global Sales & Marketing at Solaris.

In Kaunas, municipal operator Kauno Autobusai has chosen the environmental benefits of biogas. The sustainably produced fuel will be used to power 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG. These standard-length low-floor city buses will enter service in Lithuania’s second-largest city by the end of April 2012.

Panevėžio Autobusų Parkas runs city buses in the northern city of Panevėžys. The company has ordered six diesel-electric Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid. Their parallel hybrid system, supplied by Eaton, reduces fuel consumption and lowers emissions. Solaris and Panevėžys will be jointly leading the way towards climate-friendly transport, with the Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid set to be the first hybrid buses in Lithuania.
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Tramino is not so clever in the interior where a potential 24 seats are lost to wide bulkheads over the bogies:


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Old March 27th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #196
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Solaris with Sirens: InterUrbino is new Mobile Command Unit for Poznań's Fire Brigade

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03.02.2012

The Polish National Fire Brigade now controls its major operations in the Poznań region right where they happen: a specially fitted Solaris InterUrbino has been developed as a Mobile Command Unit and functions as communications hub. When called out, the bus, which has been converted by specialist Arkom, will deploy sirens and blue lights to quickly reach its destination.

The red InterUrbino will assume a leading role in major events and during operations of long duration. Thanks to its purpose-built interior, it offers everything required from a mobile command unit. In addition, 30 seats enable crew transports.

Krzysztof Musial, Solaris Sales Director for Central Poland, explains the specification of the fire brigade’s InterUrbino: "The bus has a conference table for situation reviews and briefings as well as three workstations for radio operators, who are able to make use of a 70km range thanks to a powerful antenna. Batteries provide energy for the entire vehicle for several hours, beyond which a generator can be deployed."

Lech Janiak, Polish National Fire Brigade Wielkopolska Region Deputy Commander, is delighted with the new mobile command unit: "This bus is part of a new command strategy. It not only offers us the possibility of crew transport, but most importantly provides a space where our specialists will work alongside and in close cooperation with their colleagues of police, emergency and other services. This solution not only is suited for all weathers, but also provides latest telecommunication technology."

The new Solaris InterUrbino is the second Solaris bus used by the Polish National Fire Brigade. Poznań Fire Brigade Academy uses a 2007 Solaris Vacanza coach for crew transport.
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Solaris Hybrids for Tampere are First Order from Finland

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13.04.2012

Solaris has received its first order from Finland. Two eco-friendly Urbino hybrid buses will join the fleet of Tampere’s Tampereen Kaupunkiliikenne (TKL) by the end of the year. Thanks to this continued international growth, Solaris will now be present in 25 countries.

Solaris works with local specialist Valmet Automotive to develop the Finnish market, with Valmet acting as in an advisory role to Solaris. Just two months after the start of this cooperation, Tampereen Kaupunkiliikenne (TKL) have bought two climate-friendly Solaris Urbino Hybrid buses, fitted with parallel hybrid systems supplied by Eaton. The buses will join TKL’s fleet before the end of the year.

"Finland is another Nordic country that will operate Solaris buses. We are delighted to further increase our presence in Europe and we are sure that Finnish passengers will like our eco-friendly buses just as much as their counterparts in Sweden, Norway and Denmark," said Małgorzata Olszewska, Global Director Sales & Marketing at Solaris.

The Solaris Urbino Hybrid buses for Tampere combine a 44 kW electric engine with a Cummins diesel engine meeting the EEV emissions standard. Power is transmitted through a six-speed automated gearbox contained in the hybrid drive unit. Energy recuperated during braking is stored on-board in lithium-ion batteries and is used for subsequent acceleration.

Municipally-owned TKL operate buses in the western Finnish city of Tampere. The largest city outside the Helsinki Capital Region is known as the "Manchester of Finland" thanks to its industrial history and heritage. 300,000 people living in the Tampere agglomeration are served by TKL’s 30 routes, operated with a fleet of 135 buses.
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Seven Solaris Hybrid Buses for La Chaux-de-Fonds

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18.04.2012

This summer, seven climate-friendly Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid buses will be delivered to the Swiss watchmaking city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. For the first time, long-standing Solaris customer Transports Régionaux Neuchâtelois chose articulated, diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Solaris buses are a byword not only for sustainability and environmental protection, but also for highest quality standards that are a match for even the most challenging of operational requirements. These features won over Swiss operator Transports Régionaux Neuchâtelois, which provides bus and rail services in the canton of Neuchâtel. The new Solaris hybrid buses will be used on city services in La Chaux-de-Fonds, one of the region’s transport hubs.

"We are very pleased that an increasing number of countries chooses our eco-friendly city buses. They represent environmental protection as well as sustainable transport - exactly what the future needs", said Małgorzata Olszewska, Solaris Director Global Sales & Marketing.

The Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid is one of the cleanest buses of its class. The Allison Transmission-supplied hybrid system combines electric motors delivering a total of 150 kW with a 181 kW Cummins diesel engine. Energy recuperated during deceleration is stored in batteries, ready to be used the next time the bus accelerates. This enables the diesel-electric drive train to use up to 25 percent less fuel than conventional diesel buses. Emissions of harmful substances such as particulate matter are even reduced by as much as 78 percent.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, located 1,000 metres above sea level in the Swiss Jura Mountains and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2009, will be the 23rd city to benefit from the environmental advantages of Solaris hybrid buses.
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Solaris Electric Bus Wins Innovation Award

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30.05.2012

Readers of German trade magazine busplaner have lauded the Solaris Urbino electric as their "Innovation of the Year 2012". The fully electric bus was awarded this prize in the Public Transport category. With its state-of-the-art drive system supplied by Solaris partner Vossloh Kiepe, this bus is capable of 100 km emission-free travel without any need for recharging.
The Solaris Urbino electric was first presented in a midibus version in autumn 2011 and already won the Gold Medal for Best Product at Transexpo exhibition. A pre-production vehicle, based on the Solaris Alpino 8.9 LE midibus, currently undergoes demanding trials. Experience gained in this test programme is used in the design of the next vehicles, which will start their operation over the next months. Combined with innovative rapid-charging solutions, Solaris electric buses are set to be fully capable, eco-friendly alternatives to diesel buses.

The busplaner Innovation of the Year title was awarded for the fifth time. Solaris also was a winner last year when the Urbino 18 Hybrid won the Public Transport category. This series hybrid bus uses both batteries and supercaps for energy storage, with charge levels topped up externally by a plug-in connection.
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Solaris won a tender for 15 trams for Brunschweig, Germany.

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