A trolleybus is essentially an electric bus that gets its power from overhead wires, a “trackless trolley”. As it doesn’t run on rails, a second trolley pole is needed to return the current. It was very popular in hilly cities or cities where electricity was more readily available than gasoline. Trolleybuses never broke through in Brussels. The system only consisted of a single, experimental line, built in 1939 between Forest and Machelen. The line contained a number of steep hills, narrow streets and large avenues. The experiment ended in 1964 when the vehicles had reached their age limit.
Today, the museum is open
from 1 to 6.30 pm
Please note that it is not possible to reserve seats on our vehicles running on our historical lines (Tervuren, Cinquantenaire, Stockel and BM) during weekends and holidays.
Birthdays, cocktails, company parties, silver and golden wedding anniversaries: they are all good reasons to rent one of our old trams or buses.