Latin American Trolleybus Installations
data by Allen Morrison
LIST REVISED NOVEMBER 2007

COUNTRY

City

opened

chrono

closed

roster

 
ARGENTINA

Mendoza #1

16/10/1913

1

1915?

Milnes Voss/Siemens

 

Buenos Aires

4/6/1948

9

30/4/1966

Wes,MB,Hen,MAN

 

La Plata

12/1954

17

25/12/1966

15 MB

 

Bahía Blanca

(1954)

(1954)

(built; never ran)

 

Tucumán

23/7/1955

18

28/4/1962

22 Henschel

 

Mar del Plata

1956

19

1963?

25 MB

 

Mendoza #2

14/2/1958

20

(operating)

MB,Tosh,ZIU,Krupp

 

Rosario

24/5/1959

22

(operating)

MAN, Fiat, MB, ZIU, MP

 

Córdoba

7/5/1989

35

(operating)

ZIU, Norinco

 
BRAZIL

São Paulo SPT

22/4/1949

10

(operating)

(various)

 

Belo Horizonte

30/5/1953

15

22/1/1969

Twin, MH, Massari

 

Niterói

21/11/1953

16

10/11/1967

45 Vétra

 

Campos

29/6/1958

21

12/6/1967

9 Vétra ex-Niterói

 

Salvador

9/1/1959

23

6/1968

50 Alfa-Romeo

 

Araraquara

27/12/1959

24

20/11/2000

(various Brazilian)

 

Recife

15/6/1960

25

24/9/2001

Twin, MH, Cif, Vil

 

Rio de J'ro: S

3/9/1962

26

7/1968?

199 Fiat

 

Santos

12/8/1963

27

(operating)

AR/Fiat,MP, Mafersa

 

Porto Alegre

7/12/1963

28

19/5/1969

9 Massari

 

Rio de J'ro: N

4/1965

29

4/1971?

60 Fiat

 

Fortaleza

25/1/1967

30

2/1972

9 Massari

 

Ribeirão Preto

24/7/1982

32

2/7/1999

22 Villares

 

Rio Claro

9/5/1986

33

7?/1993

10 UH ex-São Paulo

 

São Paulo EMTU

3/12/1988

34

(operating)

Cobrasma, Marcopolo

 
CHILE

Santiago #1

1940

5

?

homemade 1-pole

 

Santiago #2

31/10/1947

7

11?/1978

100 Pul, 100 Vétra

 

Valparaíso

31/12/1952

14

(operating)

30 Pul + Sw, Chin

 

Santiago #3

24/12/1991

36

9/7/1994

Pul, Norinco, Swiss

 
COLOMBIA

Medellín

12/10/1929

3

1951

4 Rans, 5 homemade

 

Bogotá

12/4/1948

8

15/8/1991

Br,Pul,MH,ZIU,DAC

 
CUBA

La Habana

8/9/1949

11

?

44 (?) ex-Newark

 
ECUADOR

Quito

18/12/1995

38

(operating)

113 HispCar/MB/AEG

 
MEXICO

Mexico City

9/3/1951

12

(operating)

Wes,AR,Pul,Br,SL+

 

Guadalajara

15/12/1976

31

(operating)

MH, MASA

 
PERU

Lima

7/1928

2

13/6/1931

6 Garrett [> trams!]

 
TRINIDAD

Port of Spain

1/10/1941

6

31/12/1956

30 Ransomes

 
URUGUAY

Montevideo

28/3/1951

13

26/1/1992

18 BUT, 340 AR/Fiat

 
VENEZUELA

Caracas

7/1937

4

1949?

11 rebuilt GM diesels

 
   

Mérida

18/6/2007
 
39
(operating)
45 Hispano/Kiepe
 
    Valencia
1941
   
1947?
?
 


As far as is known,
there were never any commercial trolleybus operations
in Bolivia or Paraguay, in any of the Guianas,
in any country in Central America,
or on any of the other Caribbean islands.
My webpage
Trolleybus Pioneers in Latin America
presents descriptions and photographs of
five of the six earliest installations listed on this page.
Photos of trolleybuses in Santiago and Valparaíso can
be seen on my webpage about
Trolleybuses in Chile.
Pictures and data about trolleybuses in Brazilian cities
are available on the website of Emídio Gardé.
Links to pages about trolleybuses in
Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay
are indexed on my homepage entitled
Electric Transport in Latin America.


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