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New fleet of Urbos trams enter service in Budapest

23 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

Budapest welcomed the first of a new fleet of CAF Urbos trams ordered by the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) for passenger service on line 3.


Renewal and development in Budapest

22 December 2014 | By Tibor Bolla, CEO, BKV Zrt.

Budapest is a well-liked tourist destination ranking 37th among the 100 most popular worldwide cities; 2.7 million tourists choose to visit each year. And with a city-population rising to 1.7 million in 2013 (2.5 million within the suburbs), Hungary’s capital is quickly growing. BKV Zrt. is the main local public…


Public transport innovation: changing structures to achieve ambitious targets

16 December 2013 | By Ivo Cre, Senior Project Manager, Polis and TIDE Coordinator, Tamas Matrai, Project Manager, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport and Marcin Wolek, TIDE Public Transport Activities Leader, University of Gdansk

The Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe project – also known as TIDE1 – looks at 15 innovative measures that can change European cities. Innovation is not only technological: smart policies and institutional reform can create the perfect environment for urban transport improvements. Public transport organisation is one of the areas…


Budapest’s new bus service framework

22 January 2013 | By Dávid Vitézy, CEO and Member of the Management Board, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport

Public transport first appeared in Hungarian capital city Budapest in the early 19th century in the form of the omnibus and later the horse tramway. These were followed by modes of transport that were revolutionary for those times: Europe’s second funicular connected the Castle Hill with the Danube riverbank while…


Understanding urban transport opportunities

3 January 2012 | By Tamás Fellegi, Minister for National Development, Hungary

The liveability of our cities and towns is increasingly determined by the extent to which environmentally-friendly, low-noise transport alternatives can arrest and replace fast motorisation. Consequently, communal transport must be given more room against the use of private cars. This, however, requires uninterrupted improvement in services, their adjustment to the…


Budapest integrates new elements in its public transport services

3 January 2012 | By

BKV has more than 100 years of history with great traditions and expertise, and has always had an important role in the transport of Budapest. The company operates five big branches (bus, tram, metro, commuter train and trolleybus) in an integrated system. Furthermore it provides cogwheel railway, funicular, chairlift and…