In mid April this year, the Lindholmen bus stop was still a construction site. In parallel the construction of charging station at the other terminal station, at Johanneberg science park was ongoing. Linje 55 (route 55) is a good example to show that the lead-time to go from traditional buses to an electrified bus system is close to equal to the delivery time of the buses.
On monday the 15th of June the bus traffic started on the new bus route in Gothenburg, “Linje 55”. The press conference was hosted by the top management of the Volvo Group, Håkan Karlsson and Volvo Buses CEO Håkan Agnevall met with the international invitees.
As the Volvo Ocean Race ships finish this week the buses will give service to several hundred invitees from all over the world already the second week.
Linje 55 has already become a success. The buses are busy all day.
While Linje 55 already is ground breaking and extraordinary a lot if side projects has started and I’m sure I will have good reasons to come back to Linje 55 in the blog to report further on the progress.