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Time-Based Tickets Expected for Budapest Public Transportation

Tamás Vaski 2021.11.09.

Tickets that regulate time, not a fare for a single bus ride, can be expected in Budapest starting at the beginning of next year, the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) told Telex. 

BKK called its Facebook followers to vote on three proposed times for a hypothetical time-based ticket system, with the options of 30, 60, and 90 minutes. With such a ticket, Budapest commuters could travel on as many trams or buses as they’d like to within the given amount of time that their ticket offers them.

Around four thousand people voted with the use of emoji reactions. Half of the respondents voted for a 60-minute ticket, 30 percent chose a 90-minute ticket, and 20 percent chose a 30-minute ticket.

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The exact details of the ticket are not yet confirmed, the public transportation service told Telex. They explained that further analysis is needed on the details of creating a product portfolio for a time-based ticket that can be purchased over a mobile phone.

Featured photo illustration by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI