City: Szeged is the 4th largest city (164.000 inhabitants) and a home to one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary. One of its main attractions is an annual Szeged Open Air (Theatre) Festival.
Public transport in Szeged: Szeged has 42 bus lines, five trolley bus and four tram lines. It is one of four Hungarian cities with trams and one of only three that operates trolley buses.
In the project: The ELIPTIC activities in Szeged are led by SZKT with support of University of Szeged.
ELIPTIC use cases in Szeged:
Pillar A - Replacing diesel bus lines by extending trolley bus network with trolley-hybrids
The Szeged study models the case of replacing diesel bus lines with extension of the trolley bus network with trolley-hybrids without the need for additional infrastructure.The charging in this use case comes from the existing catenary network and the battery trolley buses runs in accumulator mode in between the existing and extended network. Possible/alternative route definitions, the effects of such a system on the traffic as well as external effects are explored at first. Then, the stakeholders will select the test route from the alternatives and define the transport service and required vehicle fleet.
Pillar C - Multipurpose use of infrastructure for (re)charging trolley-hybrids & e-vehicles
The aim of this Use Case is to test the first public electrical multipurpose charging station for trolley-hybrid-buses, e-bikesand e-cars in the city of Szeged. It includes localisation of the station, testing its use with trolley-hybrid-buses, e-cars and e-bikes, which will eventually lead to developing concepts for electric intermodal e-mobility. This first multipurpose charging station supports the long term transport strategy plan of the Municipalityin Szeged, promoting e-traffic mobility modes.