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Old November 15th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #661
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Thanks gramercy. But it only explains the use of the two triangles. What's the use of the two panels on the top?
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Old November 15th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #662
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Street lights?
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Old November 15th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #663
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Lights, used to be mirrors and the lights were on the road level shooting up.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 02:24 PM   #664
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Are the metro drive fast or slow?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #665
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Lights, used to be mirrors and the lights were on the road level shooting up.
Thanks. Now it makes sense why they are so tall and large compared with other street lights. If those are packed with light bulbs, it would be extremely bright. Why would they do the mirror version? And what made them change?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:25 PM   #666
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Old November 16th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #667
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Qualified guesses:
1) Much easier to change "bulb" with the lamps near "ground" level, no need to use a ladder or skylift.

2) The lamps probably got dirty too fast when they were aimed upwards, or maybe they were damaged too often by rubbish/junk falling of the wehicles that were using the bridge?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #668
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So, this bridge was designed in the 90's and they wanted a very high-tech bridge, and at that time, this mirror thing was a very bright (haha), and unique solution.

Here is a photo that illustrates the concept:



Unfortunately the mirrors had become very hazy in the last few years, and the bridge was very poorly lit, literally dangerous.

So it is time to renew the mirrors, but they've found a cheaper and better solution, putting LEDs in the place of the mirrors. This way the bridge won't loose it's character, and they won't have to renew the mirrors in every 10th year.

Right now you can see the renovation, and temporary lights on the bridge.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 11:12 AM   #669
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Tram line 1 now runs on its original route again from Bécsi út to Közvágóhíd. Travelling time between the two terminuses has decreased from 44 minutes to 37-38 minutes.





The extension of the line is still u/c - this new section will be inaugurated in February




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Old November 20th, 2014, 05:03 PM   #670
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A classic IFA W50 still going strong! (The orange wehicle)
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:11 PM   #671
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That is interesting. I don't see them that much left in other former east block countries. It seems like Hungary still have them a lot ... along with old Ikarus buses that are so common on Budapest streets.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #672
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Well we were manufacturing Ikarus buses so no surprise there. But they are being phased out - as Fron said: 200 Conectos and Lion’s Cities are coming.

As for IFAs they are not a common sight anymore. According to the Central Statistical Office (KSH) there were 10 816 IFAs in 2008 and their number decreased to 5 826 by 2013 while the total number of trucks in the country was 419 031 last year. https://www.ksh.hu/docs/hun/xstadat/...i_ode003b.html
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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #673
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Well we were manufacturing Ikarus buses so no surprise there. But they are being phased out - as Fron said: 200 Conectos and Lion’s Cities are coming.

As for IFAs they are not a common sight anymore. According to the Central Statistical Office (KSH) there were 10 816 IFAs in 2008 and their number decreased to 5 826 by 2013 while the total number of trucks in the country was 419 031 last year. https://www.ksh.hu/docs/hun/xstadat/...i_ode003b.html
Wow, thanks for such a detailed statistic. I read that table. What is that ZSUK at the very bottom of the table? Is it old polish ZUK?
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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #674
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Wow, thanks for such a detailed statistic. I read that table. What is that ZSUK at the very bottom of the table? Is it old polish ZUK?
Yepp. I feel a bit nostalgic towards those too and the same goes for Roburs and Nysa ambulance cars (those are completely gone by now).

P.s. If you are interested in the details of the numbers of (most) BKV vehicles here is an unofficial website by Bálint Hajtó:
http://hbweb.hu/hbweb/jarmu/budapest.htm
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Old November 21st, 2014, 12:26 AM   #676
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Budapest | Tram line 1

Some self-made pics of the renewed stops on line 1:

Vágány utca / Róbert Károly körút










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Old November 25th, 2014, 12:34 AM   #677
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Lehet videón is már nézni a felújított szakaszokat oda-vissza:





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Old November 25th, 2014, 04:27 PM   #678
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Budapest issues tender to rebuild metro cars
Tuesday, November 25, 2014



BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) has published a tender to rebuild 222 metro cars used on Line 3 with an option to rebuild a further 42 cars

BKV estimates the works to be worth Forints 65bn ($US 264m) and the winning party will be required to carry out the authorisation process which includes testing and obtaining the permission to place into service as well as physical alterations. These involve complete corrosion protection with anti-resonance and fire protection layers, replacing worn out mechanical parts, providing new bogies and traction motors, rewiring the cars to overhaul the automatic train control system, building new ventilation systems and a completely new interior which incorporates modern public information systems.

All cars must be back in service within 39 months of signing the contract with severe fines for any delays

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Old November 30th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #679
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Planned projects 2014-2020

Modernisation and prolongate on metro line M1:
5 new stops will be added, the line will be prolongated to Rákosrendező railway station as well as to Vigató tér (Square)
Hungária körút will be the first new stop to change her for tram line 1+1A





Prolongate in direction North Pest:



Buying new vehicles for the line planned as well:


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Old November 30th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #680
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Some photos:

New entrance of Deák Ferenc tér:


Elevators for the old stops are planned as well:


New stop Hungária körút:


The new terminus at Vigado tér:






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