In the USSR trolleybus was an electric bus that draws power from dual overhead wires (generally suspended from roadside posts) using spring-loaded trolley poles. Two wires, and two trolley poles, were required to complete the electrical circuit. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, trolleybuses began to rapidly lose its relevance.
Trolleybus and tram stations began to close throughout the former USSR countries. The process was gradual, but somehow imperceptibly trolleybuses became less and less common on the roads of the cities.
The collapse of the Soviet Union led to insufficient funding for many municipal trolleybus systems, but they proved more resilient than municipal tram or bus operations. Below are photos of the abandoned trolleybus station.
At the start of the 21st century, the technology of electric buses looked more promising than ever. Today, electric buses are on the rise and continue to advance and same time there is a decline in trolleybuse systems.
This abandoned trolleybus station was a real “graveyard of technology”. Dozens of trolleybuses were here in a condition ranging from almost intact to almost completely disassembled.
These trolleybuses will never enter the route.
Trolleybuses may soon disappear completely from city roads.
Abandoned trolleybus interior photo.
Abandoned trolleybus driver’s cabin photo.
The abandoned trolleybus station located in Armenia, Yerevan. Trolleybus stations are closing around the world.