Winter time in Hungary starts on October 31st. At three o’clock in the morning on Sunday, clocks will be set back to 2 o’clock in the morning. Changing the clocks has a big impact on our biorhythm. In addition, it should not be forgotten that it affects many domestic and international trains. The schedule will not be changed in this case.
Among domestic routes, a train to Szob departs from Nyugati Railway Station at 0.52 and 1.52. At 0.43 and 1.43, trains to Szolnok run according to summer time. However, trains to Esztergom already run according to winter time. A train to Esztergom leaves at 2.25, to Szolnok at 2.38, and to Szob at 2.52. From Debrecen, a train departs at 2.31, according to winter time.
Changing the clocks also affects international train traffic.
The Dacia international high-speed train number 346 runs from Lőkösháza through Budapest to Vienna. The 346 leaves at 2 pm winter time. The Dacia International high-speed train 347, on the other hand, departs to Bucharest on October 30th. However, it will come back in winter time.
There are also trains which will be on the road during the changeover. Examples are InterCity 407, IC 406, Ister IC 473, and Ister IC 472, writes napi.hu. Domestic buses depart according to summer time. Travellers should check the service provider’s website for the latest information.
The Member States of the European Union have already decided to abolish changing the clocks. There has been a decision regarding the issue, but the Member States are wasting time.
According to research, a significant proportion of people do not like changing the clocks.
In March 2019, the European Parliament decided to abolish this practice. Gergely Gulyás said that the decision is not in the hands of the Hungarian government. We need a joint decision from the European Union. Hungary is open to voting with the majority.
Either winter or summer time could be chosen in Hungary.
Changing the clocks has many effects on our biorhythm, writes portfolio.hu. According to the Hungarian Sleep Association, the abolition of changing the clocks would be a positive development from the point of view of sleep health. Changing the clocks twice a year poses a major challenge to our body’s ability to adapt.
Source: napi.hu, portfolio.hu