Budapest (MTI) – Winter time will begin in Hungary on Sunday, October 30, when clocks at 3am are set back an hour.
Power transmission system operator Mavir estimates that switching to summer time saves enough electricity to meet demand for between 30,000 and 40,000 households in Hungary or around 120 GWhs per year.
A recent survey by szallas.hu hotel booking website, however, showed 80 percent of Hungarians asked opposing the measure.
The Dacia express trains operating between Budapest and Bucharest will be affected by the switchover.
Hungary adopted the light- and energy-saving measure back in 1980. Under a 1996 government decree, summer time begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.