Trolleybuses in Ashgabat

Ashgabat trolleybus system
LocaleAshgabat, Turkmenistan
Open19 October 1964 (1964-10-19)
Close31 December 2011 (2011-12-31)

The Ashgabat trolleybus system formed part of the public transport network in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan. It was the only trolleybus system ever in that country.[1]


Opened on 19 October 1964,[1][2] the system was operated during the Soviet era by various Soviet-built trolleybuses, which by 2011 had all been withdrawn.[3] The system closed at the end of 2011, with the last day of service being 31 December 2011.[4][2]


In 2011, its final year of operation, the system was made up of the following seven lines: 1, 2, 2A, 3, 5, 7 and 8.


In 2011, the Ashgabat trolleybus fleet was made up exclusively of Škoda 14TrM trolleybuses, introduced to the fleet in 2000[3] and financed by the World Bank.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Murray, Alan (2000). World Trolleybus Encyclopaedia. Yateley, Hampshire, UK: Trolleybooks. p. 77. ISBN 0-904235-18-1.
  2. ^ a b c "Trolleybus city: Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)". TrolleyMotion. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Vehicles list: Ashgabat, trolleybuses". TransPhoto. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  4. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 302 (March–April 2012), p. 46. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.

External links

  • "Trolleybus city: Ashgabat". Trolleymotion.
  • Ashgabat database / photo gallery and Ashgabat trolleybus list at Urban Electric Transit – in various languages, including English.
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