Trolleybuses brand 'Optima' are preparing to go on the route Volgograd. The first two machines are already being tested on routes trolleybus depot number 1 MUP "Metroelectrotrans", which were taken from Engels, Saratov region. A week later, the "newcomers" will be released in passenger flights.
In total, in 2013, the city will have 50 modern trolleybuses. New rolling stock for public transport is acquired for co-financing. According to the press service of the government of the region, for the purpose of the regional budget allocated 72 million rubles, the sum is also provided from the municipal budget, and will add 180 million federal budget.
New trolley "Optima" — a modern, socially-oriented rolling stock, more comfortable for the driver and passengers. Its main feature — the lowest level of the floor in the front and middle stages. And in the middle ground is hinged ramp, which allows passengers to move around in a wheelchair, to enter the interior. Here, for them there is a special place, there are seat belts. In the lounge — 28 seats, the total capacity trolley — 100.
In the driver's instruments are installed with LED display on the screen which displays the speed, the current settings of the trolleybus. Adjustable steering column, comfort seats, equipped with a seat belt, air conditioning, which is very important for the hot climate — all this creates more favorable conditions for the driver.