LINJE 2 (Route 2) was established in Bergen, Norway almost 50 years ago. Today the council dicusses the future of the Trolley. Do we really want Trolleybuses here? They ask. And the majority in the city council are still in doubt.

Trolleyfriends all over the world are invited sign below - and therefore show the politicians in Bergen that a future with trolleybus is better than a future with diesel. In Bergen we don't have trams - this is our only possibility of keeping a microscopic part of the traffic electric.

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Save the trolleys! Please! Pleven, Bulgaria is a city of 140,000 population having 15 trolley lines
Stoyan <>
PLEVEN, BULGARIA - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 18:59:59 (CET)
Lenge leve trollyen!
Matej Sasek <>
Jihlava, Czech Republic - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 15:10:27 (CET)
vipul kodinaria <>
jamnagar, india - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 10:39:42 (CET)
Please save the trolley buses. Australian cities scrapped the trolley buses and now they regretit.
John Davenport <>
Canberra, Australia - Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 07:00:47 (CET)
Among polish urban-transport friends exists a speech, that city without "electrotransport" (means tramway or troleybuses) is not a town! If You will me be guest in Yuor city keep trolleybuses (and it would be good to enlarge the network!).
Bartosz Mazur <>
Upper Silesia, POLAND - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 12:12:07 (CEST)
Norway has a lot of oil today, but it won t last for ever. Norway should go nuclear and keep its trolleybus.
r dussart desart <>
Brussels, Belgium - Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 19:26:23 (CEST)

What a shame, Not all modern cities around the world have a past like Bergen and some other Norwegian places. A fact is that when people recognize their past in their enviroment, can feel it and even see it, then know who they are and what their past represent in the daily life. In other words, found their roots as a society. Once again, not any city has such a past like yours. I really like the purpose of Pilota Radio. Greetings from México. H_T_R
México - Friday, June 03, 2005 at 08:09:56 (CEST)
Jeg savner de gamle trolleybussene fra M.A.N. og Mercedes! De hadde sjel, og jeg kunne kjenne dem på lyden!
Henrik Hjelle <>
Bergen, NORGE - Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 11:04:58 (CEST)
Don't just keep your trolleybus route - extend the system. Many forward thinking cities like Rome are reintroducing trolleybuses. Others are expanding their systems (Guangzhou, Beijing, San Francisco,) or renewing their fleets (Vancouver, Seattle, Lyons). There is no other mode apart from trams that is pollution free at the point of operation, silent, and can attract 20% more passengers than diesel buses.
Peter Lutman FCILT <>
Leicester, UK - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 16:15:39 (CEST)
Bravo! Choroshiy sajt! Priglashayu na svij -
Константин Климов <>
NORGE - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 08:19:22 (CEST)

Lloyd L.J.Williams <>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 12:37:22 (CEST)
Don't make the same mistake like in Warsaw. The future belongs to zero emission transport.
Maciej Kroczak <>
Warsaw, PL - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:29:58 (CEST)
I am a member of Associazione Italiana Amici del Tram. We wiil surely support your well-know route 2.
Paolo Muraro <>
Firenze, Italy - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 23:51:32 (CEST)
I am a member of Associazione Italiana Amici del Tram. We wiil surely support your well-know route 2.
Paolo Muraro <>
Firenze, Italy - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 23:51:29 (CEST)
Christchurch, NZ, had 2 routes once; they were scrapped in 1956. I am hope-ful that sufficient interest will get our transport planners looking at 21st century trolley buses re-installed to help overcome pollution problems as my city is well-suited to trolley bus operation topographically.
Lloyd L.J.Williams <>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 06:09:57 (CEST)
Christchurch, NZ, had 2 routes once; they were scrapped in 1956. I am hope-ful that sufficient will get our transport planners looking at 21st century trolley buses re-installed to help overcome pollution problems and my city is well-suited to trolley bus operation topographically.
Lloyd L.J.Williams <>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 06:06:23 (CEST)
To scrap a trolleybus system in the 21st Century is madness! Trolleybuses can run on renewable energy and are quiet and comfortable in operation. Modernise and expand the system, for the next generation's sake!
Peter Williams <>
Burgess Hill, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 17:02:41 (CEST)
Once trolleybus is cancelled, it is very hard to renew. Please do not make the same mistake as Prague did in 1972 - do not cancel trolleybus service. At least 13 other cities in our country still have Tbuses. Norway is famous for its fine clean nature, so keep it that way. If a single line is economically hard to maintain because of large fixed costs - then build more lines! And of course, continue to be faithful to Czech products - if not vehicles, then at least the wires and switches. We make the best overhead constructions maybe in the entire world :)
Papyr <>
Prague, Czech Republic - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 19:45:22 (CET)
Ja. Jeg tror at det skulle bli flat at Bergen (pennest by i Skandinavia)holde trolleybuss linje. Trolleybuss tur er morsom og forurerensning er reduseret.
Aleksandar Boskovic <telemark07@ptt.yu>
Beograd, Serbia og Montenegro - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 07:58:42 (CET)
Sometimes one have to look back in order to see the future. Electric intercity transportation seems to enjoy a worldwide renaissance. I never visit Bergen without taking a ride on the Trolly.
Bruce "Trolly" Ostensjoe <>
Buston, USA - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 15:19:18 (CEST)

Yes! Trolley Bus is the best way to commute around a city! Wish we had them here in Sydney!
Sydney, Ausralia - Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 14:07:51 (CEST)
Morris Hickey <>
Lonfon, England - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 20:50:10 (CEST)
Trolleybus in Bergen forever!!!!!!Fuck diesel bus!!!!!Trolleys in Oslo in 2005!!!!!!
Motik <>
NORGE - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 21:26:47 (CEST)
I`ve been loving yrolleybuses for 10 years.(I`m 14 years old)
Dmitry trolleybus lover <>
St.Petersburg, Russia - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 19:10:35 (CET)

I my view Trolley is not as much a part of the future as a part of the past. With the the emerging of the fuel cell technology, the electric grid system for busses will be obsolete. The only remaining argument for keeping "Linje 2" will then be it's nostalgic value. Bjørge Brekke
Bjørge Brekke <>
Oslo, NORGE - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 11:32:34 (CEST)
Jeg støtter rute 2 !
Kim-Tore Christoffersen <>
OSLO, NORGE - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 18:21:29 (CEST)
Trolleybus is the best form of city transport.Cheaper than tram,having all the benefits.Having trolleys is a privilege. Please keep them and expand the system. Rich countries should support electric transport and protect the enviroment. If necessary please pay little more and continue the operation. Regards
M. Semih Yasar <>
Istanbul, Turkey - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 12:14:43 (CEST)

Jeg vil ha trolleybusser!!!
Marianne Evang
Oslo, NORGE - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 22:50:30 (CEST)
Bergen, NORGE - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 10:33:55 (CEST)

I think that it is good what you say because if we use trolleys then we will have more diesel for the war that is going on rught now.
Jessica Alaimo <>
Gloucester , USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 16:26:52 (CET)
just me
NORGE - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 17:20:22 (CET)
I hope you can keep the trolly in Bergen even if tough I prefer trams myself. For me the fascination lies in the rails not in the el-power. If there is no chance of getting trams, trolly is better than disel power. The ideal means of transport is of course a magnetic monorail but that seems pretty far fetched at the moment. Here is my top ten of public commuter transport: 1. Magnetic monorail 2. Elevated train 3. Subway 4. Light rail like Grademobanen 5. Hydrofoil 6. Tram 7. Trolly 8. Gas powered bus 9. Disel powered bus 10. Horse and buggy (to slow for the needs of today) If we are talking long distance transport I prefer trains but usually end up flying. Bjørge Brekke
Bjørge Brekke <>
OSLO, NORGE - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 14:30:43 (CET)
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mcosgun <>
kusadasi, turkey - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 12:17:30 (CET)

No Diesel! Which one pollutes more? Diesel or electric? Politicians can you hear us? Keep trolleys alive!
Bob <>
Vancouver, usa - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 10:08:53 (CET)
Vi trenger flere elektrisk drevne busser i Bergen!
Trym Holbek <>
Bergen, NORGE - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 19:40:36 (CET)
nice website.. regards, hans
hans <>
manila, Philippines - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 23:52:17 (CET)
I highly support route 2. Any enviromentalist will tell you that diesel isn't the way to go. <>
Portland, USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 06:46:32 (CET)
I highly support route 2. Any enviromentalist will tell you that diesel isn't the way to go.
J Porter <>
Portland, USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 06:44:27 (CET)

love the site
Peter Beach <>
Miami, USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 23:07:35 (CET)
Nice site. Cheers from Canada.
Nestor Falls, Canada - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 05:48:11 (CET)
Keep the Trolleys. Diesel's not the answer.
DC Images Sydney Photographers
Sydney, Australia - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 02:58:23 (CET)
Her i Kingston og omegn er eneste minnene om ekte trolley noen få eksemplarer som ble funnet verdige og bygd om til guida turistturer. Problemet er at de 1) har fått petroleumsmotor og 2) ikke lenger fyller noen ekte transportrolle. Begge deler er demoraliserende for lokalbefolkningen. Det er viktig at noen holder liv i elektrisk trafikk, en merr dannet måte å transportere seg på.
Erik Sørensen <>
Kingston, Canada - Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 00:12:18 (CEST)
May the trolleybus have a future!
Peter Lais <>
Winterthur, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 10:17:08 (CEST)
If you let the trolleybus go you will regret it forever.
M R Taplin <>
Gloucester, GB - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 21:02:25 (CEST)
trolleybus is great!
Daniel Vaca <>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 02:22:24 (CEST)
Trolley buses are clean and use a power source the country can control -- not imported. Don't make the mistake the USA and Canada did and let these benign, long-lived and apealing vehicles go.
Carleton MacDonald <>
Washington, DC, USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 18:48:05 (CEST)
The world is reviving trolleybuses, but Bergen wants to close them down??!! Switzerland shall serve you as a good example! Brgds Thomas
thomas.schmied <>
buenos aires, argentina - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 15:31:37 (CEST)
The future belongs to electric transport.
Alec Voller <>
Liverpool, England - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 11:07:03 (CEST)
Hace casi 40 años en Argentina se cometió el error de eliminar los trolleybuses y también los tranvías en las principales ciudades. Ese grave error de políticos que no saben ver el futuro, aun lo estamos padeciendo hoy con los graves problemas de polución, congestión, ruidos, accidentes y las permanentes presiones políticas de los grupos que manejan el transporte por buses (Diesel). Nunca se debió cometer ese grave error. Tampoco Bergen puede cometerlo hoy. Bergen debe mantener sus trolleybuses y también debe pensar en tranvías y sistemas guiados. Noruega es una Nación inteligente. No cometan nuestro error del pasado!
FIAF - Pablo Martorelli <>
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 01:30:44 (CEST)
Please do not make the regrettable mistake that our nation made some years ago by converting electric transit systems (trams and trolleybuses) to diesel operation, which actions had added considerably to polluted atmospheres and crowded streets in our cities. Dayton, Ohio, maintained a trolley bus system for years, but abandoned it lines several years ago. Now, realizing their error, they are going to considerable expense in restoring what was destroyed. Norway is such a beautiful country; why must you take this step when it is so obviously a crime against your people and your environment? Haven't we in the USA provided an ugly enough example? Please, please reconsider!
Albert W. Mankoff <>
Hendersonville, NC, USA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 16:53:16 (CEST)
Keep the trolleys, and make the investment to keep the infrastructure up to date. In Toronto, our trolleys have been gone for 10 years, replaced by diesel buses. The entire trolley infrastructure had been ignored for so long that a complete replacement of the system would have been necessary to keep things running. Though the tram routes continue to thrive, the switch to diesels has meant more pollution (air and noise) in the city centre.
Tim Flynn <>
Burlington, CANADA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 16:29:43 (CEST)
The diesel will cause lots of smoke. In Norway power is clean and got from hydro-electricity. Please use it to have clean transport
Sundar Coimbatore <>
Avenel,NJ, USA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 15:51:11 (CEST)

Sujeet Mishra <>
Calcutta, India - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 07:16:04 (CEST)
Bergen needs trolleybuses! The future will give us reason! 0 pollution, little noise, high performances, better public transport for all, and an alternative to polluting cars.
Esteban Martinez <>
Montevideo, Uruguay - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 06:46:53 (CEST)
In Montevideo we lost the four lines trolleybus network in 1992 and now the politicians are regretting the withdrawal of electric transport because they will need to start from 0. The future is of electric and high performant trolleybuses and tramways, buses will have their place only in the less frequentated lines.
Marcelo Benoit <>
Montevideo, Uruguay - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 06:41:04 (CEST)
Back to the Past ? I agreed with my colegue Emídio Gardé.We and You must "do everything possible to keep them serving ecologicaly the users. You are our support!" Keep united against polution !
João Luís Costa <>
Oporto, Portugal - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 02:30:06 (CEST)
Maintain - and increase - the use of trolleybus in cities is the most whisedom decision that politician can be done! We also have (in Portugal) one trolleybus-city; and my effort - as of my coleagues at APETc (Portuguese Trolleybus Enthusiats Association) - is do everything possible to keep them serving ecologicaly the users. You are our support!
Emídio Gardé <>
Paredes, Portugal - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 17:56:07 (CEST)

Widar Rødder <>
NORGE - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 04:20:46 (CET)
Vi skulle egentlig ha trolleybusser her i Tromsø og i.s.f. de skitne autobussene.
david Pineda <>
Tromsø, NORGE - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 18:49:24 (CET)
Trolleybusser ruler men trikk er best!
ståle sørensen <>
trondheim, NORGE - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 21:58:56 (CEST)
Stå på folkens! Ikke la dem knekke trolleybussen sånn som dem fikk gjort her i Oslo for over 30 år sia! Håper dere får langt flere trolleybusser og en bybane der iblant de sju fjell. Sjekk også
Roger Sandberg <>
Oslo, NORGE - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 04:27:01 (CEST)
En ordentlig by bør ha trikk -eller i det minste trolleybuss. Norge har dermed to ordentlige byer: Trondheim og Oslo. Bergen er foreløpig nesten med i det gode selskap: Byen har trolleybuss, et stemningsskapende og trivelig innslag i bybildet. Men trolleybussen i Bergen bærer preg av å være vanskjøttet. Eksosbusser er bare transport, og bidrar ikke til å skape særpreg for en by - ei hvilken som helst bygd kan skryte på seg ei bussrute. Byen kjennetegnes imidlertid av transportmidler som nettopp egner seg for byens særegne behov: kapasitetssterke og miljøvennlige baner og trolleybusser som samtidig understreker byens egenart. Forsvinner trolleybussen, mister Bergen mye av sin sjel. Politikerne i Bergen bør tenke mer langsiktig og heller investere i et utvidet og framtidsrettet nett av trolleybusser. Trikk og trolleybuss genererer reiser i kraft av sin evne til å skape en reiseopplevelse i en helt annen grad enn en ordinær buss. En annen fordel er at trikker og trolleybusser fordrer et enkelt og oversiktlig rutenett med hyppige avganger. Eksosbussens fleksibilitet kan også bli dens bane: Et busstilbud som er variert og fleksibelt inntil det ekstremt markedstilpassete, vil kunne bli så uoversiktlig at det er greiere å sette seg i bil enn å prøve å finne ut av hvor og når bussene går. Som tilreisende til Bergen har jeg gitt opp flere ganger. Et vell av ruter med mange forgreininger og få avganger blir fort uoversiktlig. Da hjelper det lite at trafikkplanleggerne har gjort sitt beste for å takte rutene. Se på Jönköping: Der har de tatt konsekvensen av at bussens fleksibilitet holdt på å knekke den. Løsningen var: Tenk trikk, kjør buss. Dvs. oversiktlig rutenett med færre hovedruter, men til gjengjeld flere avganger. PS. Fløybanen er hyggelig nok den - og en ypperlig løsning til sitt formål, men den preger ikke akkurat bygatene.
Geir Johansen <>
Oslo, NORGE - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 14:59:52 (CEST)

Trollyen må bestå! Den er et kulturinnslag i en ellers fattig kulturbyen Bergen-hverdag. Den er et pusterom vi trenger i eksosen av forenklingen! Den er, den er, livet, den henger i en tynn tråd, og den burde bare gjøre det på én måte...
André Møllerhaug <>
Bergen, NORGE - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 13:45:42 (CEST)
Lenge leve trollyen!! En viktig del av bybildet! Bergen blir ikke det samme uten trollyen!
Nils Olaf Solberg <>
Bergen, NORGE - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 13:07:51 (CEST)

Redd trolleyen!
Bergen, NORGE - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 12:20:21 (CEST)