Service resumed from the middle of August on metroline M3 between South Pest and the city centre

Budapest, 5 August 2022  – After the reconstruction works planned for the summer along metroline M3 have been finished, from 15 August, the service of metroline M3 will be resumed on the Southern section, between Kőbánya-Kispest and Kálvin tér. From Kálvin tér, replacement bus will continue running. Nagyvárad tér will be skipped by metroline M3 and the surrounding area will be accessible either by the station replacement bus M30 or some other alternative lines. Previously and simultaneously, that is between 13 and 16 August, for four days, replacement buses will be operating, instead of metroline M3, even on the Újpest section.

The most important changes in the transport service of metroline M3 and the replacement buses from the middle of August are the following:

  • from 15 August, the service of metroline M3 will resume on the Southern section, between Kálvin tér and Kőbánya-Kispest, skipping the Nagyvárad tér station. From Kálvin tér to Újpest, replacement buses will be in operation.
  • Passengers can reach the surroundings of Nagyvárad tér by the station replacement bus M30 departing from Népliget, tramlines 2M and 24 running from the direction of the city centre and Keleti pályaudvar or by walking or by hopping on a MOL Bubi bike at Semmelweis Klinikák.
  • Between 13 and 16 August, for four days, replacement buses will be operating, instead of metroline M3, even on the Újpest section.

Transport service applicable along metroline M3 between 13 and 16 August

Your attention, please! Please note that the metro will be out of service on the Northern section between 13 and 16 August, therefore replacement buses will be running to Újpest-központ, as follows:

  • On 13 and 14 August (Saturday and Sunday), metroline M3 will not be in service on the entire line. Replacement bus M3 will be running between Kőbánya-Kispest and Újpest-központ.
  • On 15 and 16 August (Monday and Tuesday), metroline M3 will be in service all day-long between Kőbánya-Kispest and Kálvin tér, skipping the Nagyvárad tér station. Between Kálvin tér and Újpest-központ, replacement bus M3 will be in service. Nagyvárad tér will be accessible either by the station bus M30 or by alternative lines.

Transport service applicable along metroline M3 from 17 August

Transport service applicable along metroline M3 from 17 August is, as follows:

  • During the daytime on weekdays, metroline M3 will be in service again between the sections of Kőbánya-Kispest and Kálvin tér and Göncz Árpád városközpont and Újpest-központ. Between the section of Kálvin tér and Göncz Árpád városközpont, the replacement bus M3 will be in service, while between the section of Nyugati pályaudvar and Göncz Árpád városközpont, also the replacement bus M3A will be in operation.
  • During weekday nights and at weekends, metroline M3 will be in service between the section of Göncz Árpád városközpont and Újpest-központ. Between the section of Kőbánya-Kispest and Göncz Árpád városközpont, passengers can take replacement bus M3.
  • Please note that metrocars providing service between Kőbánya-Kispest and Kálvin tér will skip the Nagyvárad tér metro station, due to reconstruction works. Passengers can reach the surroundings of Nagyvárad tér by the station replacement bus M30 departing from Népliget, by tramlines 2M and 24 running from the direction of the city centre and Keleti pályaudvar or by walking or by hopping on a MOL Bubi bike at Semmelweis Klinikák.
  • Please note that lines alternative to the metro will remain in service from the Northern and Southern areas.

Your attention, please! Please note that on the holiday weekend starting with 20 August, regular weekday service will be applicable on metroline M3, a.k.a. the metro will be running between Kőbánya-Kispest and Kálvin tér and between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Újpest-központ, while replacement buses will be in service between Kálvin tér and Göncz Árpád városközpont. Please note that the Nagyvárad tér will be skipped by the metro.

BKK Centre for Budapest Transport would like to kindly request both public transport passengers and other passengers using individual transport to not get about in the Hungarian capital in the upcoming weeks, as they have accustomed to, as several changes are expected due to the metro replacement works. BKK would like to kindly recommend that passengers use the BudapestGO app to plan their trips, which, among others, calculates the most appropriate route for passengers to reach their destinations based on real-time information on public transport lines and passengers have the chance to even purchase their tickets and passes in the app.

Te reconstruction works of metroline M3 began in the fall of 2017 on the Northern section. During the reconstruction works, the infrastructure of Hungary’s busiest railway line will be completely renovated and the stations will become state-of-the-art and barrier-free. The reconstruction works of metroline M3 will have been finished by the spring of 2023. In a little bit over half a year, service will be provided on the entire line on metroline M3, on the country’s busiest railway line. Please find further information on the reconstruction works of metroline M3 at BKK’s website.

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