Transport in Hungary

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[edit] Railways

Keleti Railway Station, Budapest

Note: Hungary and Austria jointly manage the cross-border standard-gauge railway between GyőrSopronEbenfurt (GYSEV/ROeEE), a distance of about 101 km in Hungary and 65 km in Austria.

In Budapest, the three main railway stations are the Eastern (Keleti), Western (Nyugati) and Southern (Déli), with other outlying stations like Kelenföld. Of the three, the Southern is the most modern but the Eastern and the Western are more decorative and architecturally interesting.

Other important railway stations countrywide include Tiszai Railway Station in Miskolc and the stations of Pécs, Győr, Szeged and Székesfehérvár.

The only city with an underground railway system is Budapest with its Metro.

[edit] Highways

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A motorway in Hungary
  • Total: 188,490 km
    • Paved: 81,950 km (including 860 km of motorways, 2005)
    • Unpaved: 106,523 km (1998 est.)

New motorway sections are being added to the existing network, that already connects many major economically important cities to the Capital City, and will be extended to Nyíregyháza and Debrecen by the end of 2006.

According to the Wednesday, August 9th episode of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report", the Hungarian government is hosting an online poll to determine the name of a newly constructed bridge. As of August 9th, the leading title by roughly ten percent was the "Chuck Norris Bridge". However, on the Tuesday, August 15th episode "The Colbert Report", host Stephen Colbert asked fans of the show to vote for him in the poll. By August 21st, the "Stephen Colbert Bridge" had passed all other nominees and was in first place with approximately 6.2 million votes, or roughly 30% of all votes. The closest contender was the "Zrínyi Bridge" with rougly 2 million votes. As of August 22, after a rerun of the Colbert Report episode, Colbert had 17.3 million votes and 53% of the total. Voting ends September 8, 2006. Results can be seen here

[edit] Waterways

1,373 km permanently navigable (1997)

[edit] Ports and harbors

Budapest, Dunaújváros, Baja

[edit] Merchant marine

  • Total: 2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 12,949 GRT/14,550 DWT
  • Ships by type: cargo 2 (1999 est.)

[edit] Pipelines

  • Crude oil 1,204 km
  • Natural gas 4,387 km (1991)

[edit] Airports

There are 43.5 airports in Hungary, including smaller, unpaved ones too. (1999 est.) The five international ones are Budapest-Ferihegy, Debrecen Airport, Sármellék Airport (also called FlyBalaton for its proximity to Lake Balaton, Hungary's number one tourist attraction), Győr-Pér and Pécs-Pogány. MALÉV Hungarian Airlines operates flights to over 60, mostly European cities, and also offers domestic flights between Budapest and Debrecen.

[edit] Airports with paved runways:

  • Total: 16
    • Over 3,047 m: 2
    • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
    • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
    • 914 to 1,523 m: 1
    • Under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.)

[edit] Airports with unpaved runways

  • Total: 27
    • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
    • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    • 914 to 1,523 m: 12
    • Under 914 m: 7 (1999 est.)

[edit] Heliports

5 (1999 est.)

[edit] Transport in cities

[edit] Transport companies of cities

In the rest of the cities and towns local transport is provided by Volán companies that also provide intercity bus lines.

[edit] Cities which have or had tram lines

  • Budapest (since November 28, 1887)
  • Miskolc (since July 10, 1897)
  • Szombathely (1897–1974)
  • Sopron (1900–1923)
  • Nyíregyháza (1905–1969)
  • Szeged (since October 1, 1908)
  • Debrecen (since March 16, 1911)
  • Pécs (1913 – August 31, 1960)

[edit] See also

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