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Old Lady Is In Charge: The 120-Year-Old Underground Line Of Budapest

Robert Velkey 2016.05.06.

The Metro line 1 of Budapest was the 3rd running underground line in  the world and the 2nd in Europe (The 1st was in Chicago, USA; and the 2nd was in London, UK).


The underground line started to transport the public of the Hungarian capital beneath Andrássy út 120 years ago in 1896. The construction was completed for the Celebration Day of 1000-year-old Hungary, called the Millenium. On the 2nd of May 1896, when Emperor Franz Joseph opened the line, it was the first electric underground railway system on the continent, because the underground line of London was steam-engine operated.


For the celebration of the 120 underground M1 Metro line, a 120-year-old nostalgia train has been set in operation on the line, stretching from Vörösmarty tér in downtown Budapest to Mexikói út in District XIV. If you can try don’t miss the chance of a historical “time” travel on the beautiful UNESCO world heritage listed Millenium Underground Railway of Budapest.



via: korkep.sk; index.hu
photos: wikipedia.hu; index.hu; korkep.sk