Changes concerning trams of Budapest
Posted by Mia Balogh · Jul 29, 2015

The renovation of tram lines has come to important stages, so we resume some useful information for you in our newest article.

If New York is the city that never sleeps, Budapest must be the capital where you can find always some construction, renovation, or other works. At the end of last year, we have already mentioned in a longer article the upcoming renovation works at one of the most important squares of Buda, the Széll Kálmán Square.

The large-scale construction works began in February 2015 and are said to be finished till February 2016, so the works are now approximately in half-time. It was high time to all these works and changes because the square, one of the busiest in the Hungarian capital, has highly degraded in recent years/decades. So the plan is to make this symbolic public space of inner-Buda a better place, and not to be a memento of the urban planning of ’70-’80’s and show the neglected state of the ’90’s.

Constructions and renovation works haven’t stopped, even in the recent dog days in Budapest, and owing to that, the works have arrived to a really important stage: trams 4 and 6 will get their terminal back on Széll Kálmán Square. We could say their “old” terminal but it is technically brand new, with new tracks and fresh concreting.

Passengers will be able to use the renovated terminals soon: BKK will close tracks for two days at the end of the shift on 31 July for completing some works but then, trams 4 and 6 will get their terminals back. The construction works will continue till February 2016 at the square.

There are some other changes, concerning the tourists’ favourite tram, the tram 2, as well: the vehicle will run full-line again, from 3 August, owing to the end of the reconstructions needed after the flood of 2013 in the tunnel under the Chain Bridge. Until the final departures on 2 August, the vehicles of tram 2 will continue to run on two stages of their line.


Meanwhile, there are some changes concerning the line of trams 1 and 3, too. The line of tram 1 was renovated and extended, and the line of tram 3 was renovated on several phases.

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