Which subway system is the oldest?

Oldest subway in Budapest

Budapest, Budapest

opening hours
Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Prices approx.
Ticket: 1.15 euros

The Budapest Metro is that oldest subway system in Europe and the second oldest in the world. It consists of four lines, each with a number and a separate color.

The original purpose of the first metro line was that transport to facilitate in the city center. The National Assembly approved the subway plan in 1870 and the German company Siemens & Halske AG implemented the order from 1894. With around 2000 workers, the whole project took little more than two years. Today the Budapest subway is a world heritage site.

To this day, the subway network is best means of transportto move quickly through the city. The Budapest metro trains start at 4:30 in the morning, and the last train goes to the terminus at around 23:00. The peak times in Budapest are between six and eight o'clock. There is always a lot going on between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, although the trains run every two or three minutes.

In addition to the metro itself, some of the stations are also very nicely designed. As in the Paris M├ętro, it is worth keeping an eye out for beautiful photo opportunities.


"it's OK"by Daniel on 07/31/2015
"The oldest subway system in Europe" says a lot, doesn't it? That had made me new too. For me the subway looked quite ordinary, especially outside of the center. I can't say much about that either ...

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