transport

2022. április 23. 14:00
Budapest's traffic was at a crossroads 60 years ago as well as now. Experts sought answers to questions about how much the then outdated public transport network needs to be developed and how to prepare the city for the expected car traffic. Studies have also helped to make these decisions. Based on a work published 60 years ago, we present the transport dilemmas of Budapest at that time.
2022. február 17. 13:00
The company responsible for the development received a permit for the construction of the tunnel leading to the station of the future Gellért Hill cable car and the stairs leading to Hegyalja road. With this, the construction of the cable car to the Citadel, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, has taken another step closer to completion.
2022. január 20. 19:00
The KRESZ park in Városliget will be expanded and renovated within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project. In the park, where children can playfully learn the basics of safe transport, there will be a transport-themed playground and more green space.
2021. december 31. 18:30
The government has adopted the Budapest Agglomeration Railway Strategy, which aims to continuously improve public transport in the agglomeration by 2040. Part of this is the construction of, among other things, the northern and southern border bridges and the railway tunnel connecting Kelenföld, South and West railway stations, making the more than 100-year-old plan a reality.
2021. november 25. 17:00
The construction of the planned cable car on Gellért Hill received the environmental permit. The permit emphasizes that the works must comply with a number of nature protection regulations and world heritage protection requirements.
2021. november 10. 09:00
In much of the world today, cars are on the right side of the road, and on the European mainland, this is the traffic regulation, wherever we go. However, this was not always the case: the right-hand drive in Hungary only became common 80 years ago, in November 1941, as one of the last countries on the European continent. However, several transport vehicle still operated according to the original order, the change in the Kisföldalatti [the small underground railway] only took place in 1973.
2021. szeptember 25. 10:00
Increasing car traffic has been a problem in the capital for decades. It even come up in the early 1970s that a a huge highway bridge should be built on the Danube in the Lágymányos area. If that planned bridge had been realized, we would be living in a different Budapest today.
2021. július 17. 09:00
In the 1930s, the car traffic in Budapest was already so high that the Pest bridgehead of the Elizabeth Bridge had to be rebuilt in order to avoid permanent traffic jams and the risk of accidents. Even the relocation and even demolition of the Inner City Parish Church was discussed, but instead the designers chose an imaginative and inexpensive technical solution. The new ramp of the bridge was completed on 17 July 1936.
2021. július 1. 16:30
The planning of the connection of the H8 Gödöllő and the H9 Csömör suburban railway lines (HÉV - helyiérdekű vasút) and the metro line 2 continues. Part of the investment is the complete renovation of the suburban railway lines. The Örs Vezér Square's bus traffic will be transformed after the connection with the metro.
2021. június 19. 14:00
Only on weekends and twice every hour, but commuters can now travel on modern CAF trams on the 69 tram line connecting Mexikói Road in Zugló with the Újpalota housing estate. For the time being, the other vehicles on the line will remain. Known as the Hannover tram, its high steps make travel difficult for many.
2021. június 18. 09:30
There was once a clay mine and then a sports field on the site of today's Széll Kálmán Square, where the tram junction and the pedestrian overpass, which defined the image of "Kalef" for decades, were completed 80 years ago, in June 1941. Then, in the middle of the square, a roundabout was created for trams, from where vehicles could depart in all directions. Modern passenger waiting areas and bus terminals were also built, but the development did not fully win the favour of the contemporary public.
2021. június 5. 17:00
The renovation of Batthyány Square aims to increase pedestrian-friendly and green areas and to better serve the needs of pedestrians, the Budapest Transport Center has announced. Due to the works, traffic rules will change in the area, and the stops of buses departing and terminating here will be moved.
2021. május 17. 18:00
The Budapest Transport Center (BKK) has agreed with the manufacturer of CAF trams. Until mid-May 2022, BKK will be able to call the 51 optional vehicles included in the 2014 contract at the original price.
2020. november 6. 14:00
The first section of the Pest tram network development has been completed in Ferencváros. The development will support diversion efforts during the renovation of Metro line M3, as the 2M tram will provide a direct connection between Nagyvárad Square and the city centre.