DESCRIPTION(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Budapest Metro is the third oldest European metro system (after London and Athens); the metro network currently consists in 4 lines (M1, M2, M3, M4).
The first line (M1) opened in 1896, after only 2 years of works; its track connects the city centre to Varosliget city park. It interchanges with M2 and M3 at Deak Ferenk ter.
Concrete plans for a second line (M2) were elaborated in project was made only in 1950; due to long delays caused by political and economical problems, its construction was completed only in 1970. M2 runs from Deli (west) to Ors vezer tere (east), with a relevant intermediate station at Keleti railway stations (where M2 interchanges with M4).
M3 was completed in few years (1970-1976) and opened in 1976; it runs north-south from Ujpest-Kozpont to Kobanya-Kipest main alignement.
M4 opened in 2014; this driverless metro runs from Kelenfold vasutallomas to Keleti, interchanging with M3 (at Kalvin ter) and M2 (at Keleti).
HISTORY(last modified February 19, 2017 )
|02-05-1896||Vorosmarty ter-Szechenyi furdo||M1|
|30-12-1973||Szechenyi furdo-Mexikoi Ut||M1|
|02-04-1970||Deak Ferenc ter-Ors vezer tere||M2|
|22-12-1972||Deak Ferenc ter-Deli palyaudvar||M2|
|31-12-1976||Deak Ferenc ter-Nagyvarad ter||M3|
|30-12-1981||Deak Ferenc ter-Lehel ter||M3|
|07-11-1984||Lehel ter-Arpad híd||M3|
|24-03-2014||Kelenföld Vasútállomás-Keleti Pályaudvar||Driverless Metro:M4|
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Single line length (Km)
Single line stops
Single line avg. distance (km)
Total track length (km)
Total network stops
Avg. stop net distance (km)
M1:550 V DC
M2:825 V DC
M3:825 V DC
M4:750 V DC by third rail
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
BUDAPEST KOZLEKEDESI ZTR (BKV)
(DLM = Driverless Metro)