From Saturday, April 30, the cogwheel railway will be back in service, according to the Center for Budapest Transport’s (BKK) website. The timetable and operating times will remain unchanged, but during the early morning and late evening hours the service will operate only when and on the route that is booked in advance.
The cogwheel will run again on Saturday at dawn between Városmajor and Széchenyi Hill because track maintenance has finally been completed.
At the same time, BKK is launching the “Telefogas” system: trains will run until 5:30 am on weekdays, until 7:30 am on weekends and public holidays, and late at night every day, after 22:00, only if requested by BKK customers.
In case of a request, the trains will only run to the stop where the customer wishes to travel, from where they will return to the Városmajor terminus.
With the introduction of Telefogas, the service will not run unnecessarily during low-traffic periods, reducing noise pollution in the area at night, BKK says.
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