Happy birthday, Cogwheel Railway! Vintage trains to run on Friday


  • We Love Budapest

23/06/2022 1.47pm

This Friday, 24 June, Budapest’s fire-red Cogwheel Railway is celebrating its 148th anniversary by putting on vintage trains in the afternoon. See the schedule below!

The city’s Cogwheel Railway is the third of its kind in Europe, having set off on its first journey on 24 June 1874. For a full history of how the Cogwheel came to be, see here.

Photo: Juhász Norbert - We Love Budapest

This Friday afternoon, vintage trains will be chugging between the two ends of the line, Városmajor and Széchenyi-hegy, where it links up with the Children’s Railway.

From Városmajor, historic trains depart at 2.08pm, 3.28pm and 4.48pm. From Széchenyi-hegy, they leave at 2.47pm, 4.07pm and 5.27pm. Standard transport tickets and passes will be valid.

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