Strategic Planning of the Development of Trolleybus Transportation Within the Cities of Poland

  • Marcin WołekEmail author
  • Katarzyna Hebel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1091)


In recent years, trolleybus transport is undergoing technological transformation from catenary-based electric public transport to flexible electromobility platform based on ‘hybrid-trolleybuses’ with batteries. The article presents an analysis of state-of-the-art of trolleybus transport in Poland, including three urban areas. The research was conducted within TROLLEY 2.0 project. An analysis of quantitative data has been carried out in connection with the usage and economics of selected trolleybus operators. Additionally, an in-depth analysis of strategic documents adopted by the local authorities of those cities of Poland which have an operating trolleybus network was conducted. It leads to a conclusion that the quantitative and qualitative development of trolleybus transportation in Poland took place especially after EU accession.


Trolleybus transport Electromobility Strategic planning Transport economics 



The article has been prepared within project TROLLEY 2.0 – Trolleybus Systems for Smart Cities. ERA-NET-COFUND in the framework of Horizon 2020 (Electric Mobility Europe).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Transportation Market, Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of GdańskGdańskPoland

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