Trams In Budapest
September 2000



Out of all the modes of electric rail transport in the city, the trams are the most fun. Most, but not all, of the trams on the Pest side of the city run as true streetcars, though they almost always have their own separate right of way. Nearly all the trams on the wealthier, residential Buda side function as light rail with a strong leaning towards interurban operation. For the best site I've seen on Budapest tramways, I highly recommend Benda Gyorgy's Hungarian tramways page.

A major tram interchange in Budapest is at Moszkva Tér (Moscow Square), which is also a stop on metro Line 2.

Hûvösvölgy station at the north end of line 56

The # 56 Tram: Light Rail/Interurban In Buda


Station SZENT JÁNOS KÓRHÁZ , 2 stops from Moskva Ter, where you can catch the Fogaskereku.

Völgy utca

Hûvösvölgy station

A few shots inside the # 56 tram

Views from a tram - the number 56

Line 2 runs along the shore of the Danube. Here are a few shots from station Boráros tér, where the train stops in a tunnel under the bridge. Warning: Bring along a handkerchief to filter away the pungent urine smells from inside the station!

Line 62

Line 69 at the subway station Mexikói út
 

Lines 47/49 connects the train station in Buda with Pest. Most of the line runs in Pest in mid street right of way. The bridge in the photos is the famous Szabadság híd, under which line 2 has a station.

Szabadság híd
Szabadság híd
Szabadság híd

Szabadság híd

Szabadság híd

Szabadság híd

Szabadság híd

Szabadság híd

  Bartók Béla út on the Buda side of the bridge

  Astoria

  Károly körút