Seattle Metro 1990-1 Breda AETB 4231 Olive Way at Summit by Ian Fisher on Flickr.

The days of the old Breda and Phantom electric trolleybuses are numbered. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the new 40-foot low-floor electric trolleybuses. Built by New Flyer, the bus is wrapped in Metro purple and gold. You should start seeing them in regular service come 2015 in both 40-foot and 60-foot variants.

UPDATE: Metro posted some extra photos today on their Facebook page.

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