The Budapest Transport Company (BKV) shared the changes in a recently published statement. One of the busiest bridges in Budapest is to be closed to traffic. As a result, some trams and buses will not operate during the weekend. The reason is the European Mobility Week and some events organized in the capital linked to it.
Szabadság bridge to be closed for traffic
According to a statement from the Budapest Transport Company, the Szabadság Bridge and the Vámház avenue between Fővám Square and Lónyay Street will be closed for traffic this weekend. That is because of a car-free weekend organised in the framework of the European Mobility Week.
The bridge and the avenue’s closure will start at dawn on Saturday and end Sunday evening. Furthermore, they will open the lower embankment on the Pest side for pedestrians. Moreover, cars will not be allowed to use the territory bordered by the Vámház Avenue, Üllői, Bakáts, Közraktár and Pipa streets.
Changes concern trams, buses, trolley buses
Regarding public transport, they said that trams nr 47, 48 and 49 would not commute during the weekend. On the Buda side, trams 56A and 61 will have an extended course. 56A will commute between the Kelenföld railway station and Hűvösvölgy, while tram nr 61 will transport passengers between Városház Square and Hűvösvölgy.
Trolley bus nr 83 will commute on Lónyay Street instead of Közraktár Street. Meanwhile, buses 15 and 115 will transport passengers on the Small Boulevard in the direction of the Boráros Square.
Since the Szabadság Bridge will be closed, you may use metro line nr 4 and buses nr 7 or 133E to commute between Buda and Pest. Instead of the Small Boulevard trams, you may use the replacement bus of the M3 metro line, bus nr 9 or trolley nr 72M.
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