MTB-82 trolleybus

The model

This model was used when trolleybus services were relaunched in Budapest after World War Two. Their manufacturing of the vehicles commenced in the Soviet Union in 1946, based on the US PCC models.

The vehicle

A total of 53 such vehicles were operated in Budapest. The first trolley bus in Pest was put into service on 21 December 1949 on the 70th birthday of Joseph Stalin, therefore the service was given the number 70.

Salvaging the vehicle

The MTB-82 on display belongs to BKV Zrt’s nostalgia fleet and is displayed in the context of cooperation between the Transport Museum and BKV.


year of manufacturing:      1949 / 1961
weight:                              8800 kg
capacity:       75