New trams on the horizon for Budapest – Hungary

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In the coming months in Budapest can be seen the old tram not running anymore, because a significant number of trams will be replaced by  the Spanish made – type CAF Urbos3 trams.

This year and in 2016, the total number 47, CAF Urbos3 type of trams  fully air-conditioned depending on the season’s need, also having low-floor assessable tram will arrive for the Budapest’s travelers said István Tarlós – Mayor of Budapest on the opening at the official ceremony. So, in the future the locals may see and have the experience rolling on the tracks in Budapest on the first CAF trams on several routes.

Also learn from the Mayor about the  number and size of the CAF fleet. A total of 47 trams will be  available to the travelers. These will be two types of trams in size. Thirty-five short and twelve in length  long trams.

There will be 35 short in length trams, allowing 200 people in use on the 34-meter long tram having 46 seats. The long tram in length can carry 345 individuals and having 81 seats. A longer version of this type barely beats the Combino trams, because of the length of 56 meters and within this figure it is the longest and highest capacity tram in the world.

The replacing CAF Urbos3 in Budapest belong to the same in type of family. These rolling trams are in use at many cities in Europe,  like in Debrecen, Freiburg, Zaragoza, Malaga, Besançon, Belgrade, Nantes and far away in Australia as well.

At the official ceremony was present the Ambassador of France to Budapest,Dr. Kálmán Dabóczi – Director of BKK and others representatives. After the ceremony boarded the CAF Urbos3 brand new tram and took a short ride.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

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