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Cogwheel Railroad Budapest

Budapest, Hungary
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From Városmajor stop towards 12. district, Hegyvidék
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Geoff R wrote a review Nov 2019
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The railway was a big deal when it opened in 1890's - you can imagine how excited the locals would have been. It made accessible the top of the ridge, which is really worth a stroll to highest point. I looked everywhere for signs of communist era in Budapest and found them along this line - cheap and nasty buildings, construction short cuts now overshadowed by gracious houses before and after. Look out for Childrens Railway at the top - wonderful concept to help shape adults.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Alistair C wrote a review Aug 2019
Wallasey, United Kingdom9 contributions
Looking forward to the cog wheel railway and going up Buda Hills. Maintenance work meant that the trip terminated after 3 stops. No warning at base station and rail replacement was standard bus but 500m up a very steep hill. Not ideal for elderly and young children. They really need to publicise the change in service
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ralph H wrote a review Jul 2019
Dunoon14 contributions3 helpful votes
Climbs over 300 m in 3 km to take tourists and everyday passengers up the hill above Buda. A wander on the hill reveals the Childrens' Railway, a narrow gauge survival from Communust days. Public transport buffs can admire a drive mechanism on display. The old posts have new signs with details of the timetable app.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Gary H wrote a review Apr 2019
Budapest, Hungary202 contributions51 helpful votes
To live in this majestic and beautiful City of Budapest, Hungary and have the availability to use the historic Fenicular Railway and the Cog-Wheel Railway is special.The Cog-Wheel Railway, part of the public transport system of Budapest, reached by tram 59,60 or 61 from Szell Kalman ter, just (2) two stops in its journey, is a enjoyable experience. Its ascent to its "zenith" through the Buda Hills and forested land, takes just 18 mins.To leave behind the "hustle and bustle " of Budapest not forgetting you are in Buda, and "smell" the air of the hills and forested land is quite invirgorating.The high level of the carriage cleanliness and infrastructure is noticable and makes for this "experience" of greater enjoyment.Witnessing the faces and expressions of the "little-ones" - childrens sheer joy and fascination as the train ascents was emotionally moving.In probability they after reaching the "end of the line" had the treat or bonus taking the short walk from tram 60, to decend on the service of the Childrens Railway, which in its route, gives a different view and perspective of the Buda Hills and forested land.It is worth the experience. Do try it and I would be surprised if you did not promote it as another of this beutiful city and countrys things to consider and hopefully do.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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JW2507 wrote a review Feb 2019
Ballachulish, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
Great views as the railway climbs, Warm, comfortable and plenty of interesting stops. Short walk from the top station to the Chidren's Railway.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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