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Mask Wearing Compulsory, Employee Vaccination Mandatory

Oct 28, 2021

As of November 1, the wearing of face mask will again be required on public transport, and employers may require their employees to be vaccinated to increase vaccination coverage. In the public sector, vaccination is mandatory, while in municipalities it is up to the mayors to decide. The government decree states that masks will have […]

Vehicle Acquisition Options Extended By Budapest

May 17, 2021

Budapest Transport Center (BKK) has reached an agreement with the manufacturer of the CAF trams, so thanks to the contract amendment, it can use its option to call for another year. The transport operator will be able to modernize the capital's fleet with 51 trams and 48 trolleybuses under an earlier agreement with Solaris-Škoda. If […]

Budapest Millennium Underground Railway 125 Years Old

May 2, 2021

In Budapest, the millennium underground railway, the first underground tram on the continent, was launched on May 2, 1896. Even Franz Joseph I of Austria took a trip on the underground tram constructed for the opening of the monumental, millennial exhibition spanning across Hungary. In the course of its construction, state-of-the-art solutions in architecture were […]

Electric Buses Put in Service in Paks Local Transport

Jan 31, 2021

Electric motor driven buses will replace the diesel vehicles from February 1 in local public transport in Paks, south of Budapest. According to the information of the local government, from Monday, the service will be provided by Paks Bus Transport Ltd., owned by the town, replacing Volánbusz.There will be 12 Polish Solaris buses, manufactiured in […]

Exhibition Presents History of Boating in Budapest

Sep 27, 2020

The most interesting moments of the last two hundred years of shipping in the capital are presented at the new, 'Budapest on the Danube. Pictures from the 200 years of shipping in Budapest' exhibition at the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport. In the summer of 1820, Carolina, the first steamer suitable for passenger […]

Fine for Not Wearing Mask in Budapest Public Transport

Sep 8, 2020

From now on, passengers who do not wear the mask or do not do it according to the regulations on Budapest public transport vehicles may be fined HUF 8,000 in addition to being excluded from travel. Stricter measures have been introduced by the Budapest Municipality to curb the epidemic. In addition to the banning people […]

Budapest Public Transport to Go Back to Normal

Jun 14, 2020

With the easing of the coronavirus epidemic, the front part of the buses and trolleybuses in the Hungarian capital will no longer be cordoned off from Monday, June 15, 2020, thus allowing passengers to keep a greater distance from each other by making full use of the passenger compartments of vehicles. A statement by the […]

Most Hungarians Do Not Benefit from Free Parking

Jun 5, 2020

Parking in public areas in Hungary has been free – by government decree – since April 5. Although, the government justified the measure by saying that this would make public transport vehicles less crowded, only a small percentage of people seem to benefit from it, according to a new survey. Making parking free is one […]

Bus link to the airport in Budapest | source:

Airport bus successful in Budapest

Aug 10, 2017

The new direct bus link between downtown Budapest and the Liszt Ferenc Airport of the Hungarian capital is a real 'gold mine' for the Budapest Transport Center (BKK) commissioning the service, the Hungarian news website reports.

All hungarian trains halted due to a bomb threat | source:

Trains in Hungary halted due to bomb threat

Jul 19, 2017

Due a bomb threat, police examine all international trains in Hungary on Wednesday - the National Police Force said on its website. An unknown man made a phone call announcing that a bomb was placed on international trains on the Hungarian rail network.

The midibus type to be used in public transport |

More electric buses for Budapest

Dec 15, 2015

The Hungarian Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga signed a financing agreement with Budapest’s public transport company BKV, under which 20 Hungarian-made electric midibuses and the necessary charger technology will be purchased.

Tram being assembled in Spain for Budapest |

The world's largest tram in Budapest

Aug 3, 2015

Engineers at the Center for Budapest Transport (BKK) have assembled the world's largest tram produced by the Spanish company CAF in Beasain, in the Basque Country province of Spain. Budapest ordered 12 of these 56-meter-long Urbo models.

The first bus in Budapest public transport in 1915 | source: Hungarian Museum of Science

Bus public transport in Budapest 100 years old

Mar 2, 2015

March 1, 1915 saw the launch of the first public service bus line in the Hungarian capital with two vehicles (an electric- and a gasoline-powered one). 100 years later, also on a Sunday, old buses paraded on Andrássy Avenue to commemorate the anniversary.

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