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Old September 27th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #261
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Thanks guys. That leads me to another question. Budapest tram patronage is one of the highest in the world (364 million p.a. - figure from Hungarian forum). How do you do that with only 574 trams and using stub terminals which take longer to reverse trams than loops?

(OK I know Hungarians are clever but I am looking for a factual answer! )
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Old September 27th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #262
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Thanks guys. That leads me to another question. Budapest tram patronage is one of the highest in the world (364 million p.a. - figure from Hungarian forum). How do you do that with only 574 trams and using stub terminals which take longer to reverse trams than loops?

(OK I know Hungarians are clever but I am looking for a factual answer! )
Thats 1 million daily. Now, line 4-6 transports 200000, line 1 also about that much. So there are a few lines that bear most of the load.

They dont take long to reverse. The switches are ususally before the platforms, so the trams change track first, and then stop.

Re tram numbers...the Combino is like 4x the size of a T5C5, ICS is like 2x a T5C5. There are no short trams here, everything is at least the size of 2x T5C5.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #263
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Thx RawLee

I have had complimentary comments from an Australian visitor on how well all the public transport works in Budapest in spite of rather worn looking infrastructure and vehicles.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #264
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Here's a pic to make it easier to imagine:


(hampage.hu)


(harixis.uw.hu)

The trams always enter the free slot.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #265
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Yes I can understand. What puzzles me is how they can layover more than two spare trams at the terminus (like they do in Prague for example) so they don't block other trams and it is possible for drivers to have a layover break. With a stub terminus the tram has to leave immediately (if high frequency) otherwise it will block other trams and there is no rest break for the driver.

I think better if I come over to Budapest and have a look eh? I missed my opportunity last year, I'll try harder next time.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #266
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Simple. There are no spare trams. I suppose its the drivers that change, not the trams. Spare trams return to the depot AFAIK.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #267
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at a terminus, "incoming" trams would only occupy the incoming path and they would be parked there, before the switches

the outgoing direction is always free
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Old September 30th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #268
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The new trains, now 2 years late, do not qualify for the standards for brakes among others, so authorities denied the request for a license, while the contract with Alstom was not canceled yet - so it is a scandal.
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It's a pity that they're mounting the brise-soleils on the outside rather than on the inside (i.e. in the space between the two glass walls as it often happens with modern buildings). I fear that snow and rain will cover them in rust pretty quickly.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #270
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Thanx for sharing them!

The metro4 depot today...



Full sun protection... Looks like some kind of an armor...









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Old November 18th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #271
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New video about the project!

Partly in English, but sadly mainly in Hungarian.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #272
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Christmas tram in Budapest:





interior

article: few more pics
http://www.iho.hu/index.php?option=c...neken&Itemid=9
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Old December 29th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #273
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If someone is interested the official 2010th year summary of the metro4 development can be downloaded in English from the mert4.hu site.

http://www.metro4.hu/hirek_reszletes.php?id=723
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Old January 20th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #274
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Metro 4 stations in dec 2010:

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2010 decemberi képek...

Bocskai út:



Etele tér:



Fővám tér:



Gellért tér:



Kálvin tér:



Keleti pályaudvar:



Népszínház utca:



Móricz Zsigmond körtér:



Rákóczi tér



Tétényi út


http://www.metro4.hu/galeria_popup.p...galeria/images
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Old February 10th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #275
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Hi! Why arent here more info about others metro lines? Its shame, because I think, that Budapest have interesting metro system. And for me is most interesting station Deak Ferenc Tér - The one and only exchange station (for now) for three lines.
Can somebody post photo and info about this station? (Also look at the entrance from square)
Thank you!
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Old February 13th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #276
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All about "metrosystem of Budapest":

http://www.metros.hu

underpasses



Service track M2-M3 (white line)

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Old February 13th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #277
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no info because nothing really happens with them unfortunately. Reconstruction of line 2 is already finished, reconstruction and possible extension of line 3 is planned. This is a nice picture of Deák tér station:

from http://metros.hu/
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Old February 21st, 2011, 02:21 PM   #278
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Interest Endstations of Buda side

(2008 summer)
Hűvösvölgy










Pasaréti tér





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Old February 21st, 2011, 02:30 PM   #279
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Kosztolányi Dezső tér Bus: 87-87A, 114,187,213,214,272



Svábhegy,fogaskerekű(cograilway) bus:212





Thoman Istvan út bus: 112







Zugligeti út Bus (28), now 155


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no info because nothing really happens with them unfortunately. Reconstruction of line 2 is already finished, reconstruction and possible extension of line 3 is planned. This is a nice picture of Deák tér station:

from http://metros.hu/
Interesting!

Where is the Metro line 1 museum?
(I know that it is somewhere in Deák tér, I've been there myself and it looked like the museum is in some otherwise disuse space)
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