The complex reconstruction of Budapest Metro Line 2

22 December 2009  •  Author(s): Péter Takács, Technical Deputy CEO, BKV Zrt

Readers of Eurotransport have been kept informed on the overhaul of Metro Line 2 in Budapest on a once every two years basis (Issue 2 2005, Issue 3 2007). So let us report on another two years on the progression of this complex project.

Budapest has always been pioneering the introduction and implementation of new public transport systems. This proactive approach is characterised by the Millennium Subway (M1), the first subway on the European continent which opened up in 1896, and the East-West metro line, constructed and serving passengers as the first metro line of the CEE region. Here, service commenced in 1970, but the line was built further and reached its current length in 1972. Now the East-West metro line is named Budapest Metro Line 2.

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