Hungary boasts world’s longest children’s railway
Budapest (MTI) – Hungarian State Railways MAV’s nearly 12-kilometre-long Children’s Railway, meandering among the hills of Budapest, has been declared the world’s longest railway of its kind by the Guinness World Records, MAV told MTI.
One aspect of what makes the railway unique is the fact that all trains are served and the traffic is managed by children aged 10-14, under adult supervision.
The record verification and certification process began in 2014, and the Record Holder Certificate arrived in Budapest this month.
The first section of the railway connecting Szechenyi Hill and Huvosvolgy stations was inaugurated in 1948. The railway line has seen over 15,000 children as part of its crew over the last 67 years.
A Guinness World Record plate will be unveiled at the inauguration ceremony for the graduates of the latest two training courses in Huvosvolgy.