The European Championship match: Hungary vs. Portugal: the services of metrolines and tramlines are the solution
Budapest, 14 June 2021 – On Tuesday evening, from 18:00, the first group game of the Hungarian football team is taken place against Portugal on the European Football Championship co-hosted by Budapest. BKK has prepared for the event with more frequent services and would like to kindly request fans to get access to Puskás Aréna and the Fan Zone situated in the City Park (Városliget) by public transport and on foot.
In the area of Puskás Aréna, road closures are expected, which could have an impact on the transport of passengers passing through the Eastern part of Pest, especially Zugló. BKK would like to kindly recommend that passengers plan their trip in advance, if they may, leave in time and pay particular attention to BKK’s information boards. For route planning it is practical for passengers to use the BKK FUTÁR app, which calculates the most appropriate route for passengers to reach their destinations based on real-time information on public transport lines.
Please note that during the event to be held on Tuesday, no parking is possible at and in the surrounding area of the Puskás Aréna where also significant road closures are expected between 14:00 and 22:00. It may be practical for passengers who opt for reaching the venue by car to use car parks along the routes of public transport services. BKK would like to recommend that fans reach the venue by fixed-rail public transport, i.e. metro - and tramlines and as much as possible passengers avoid that area by car on days when the matches are held.
BKK would like to recommend that passengers avoid the surrounding area of Hősök tere (Heroes Square) and the Puskás Aréna on Tuesday in case they do not head for the match or the Fan Zone. Passengers wishing to reach Újpalota before or after the match are recommended to search alternative routes: metroline M3 and tramlines 14 and 69 would be a good choice to reach their destinations.
• To reach the venue of the match, it is practical to use the services of metrolines M2 and M4 running more frequently or tramline 1. Puskás Aréna is accessible on foot from the Keleti pályaudvar stop (along metrolines M2 and M4) and the Puskás Ferenc Stadion stop (along metroline M2 and tramline 1).
• BKK’s staff is monitoring on a continuous basis on which lines further higher service frequency is required to make fans’ travel even more convenient.
Detailed information can be found on the accessibility of Puskás Aréna as well as on the collection of wristbands verifying the immunity against the coronavirus infection in our press release titled The UEFA European Championship: it is particularly worthwhile to use public transport services on days when Budapest is the host city. Please find further useful information on the accessibility of Puskás Aréna and also on the collection of the wristband in the official UEFA EURO 2020 app. Entry to Ferenc Puskás Stadium is allowed from Dózsa György út and Stefánia út three hours before the match the earliest. Organisers kindly request fans to arrive in time at the stadium.
The following road sections in the surrounding area of the Ferenc Puskás Stadium are closed from 14:00:
• the entire Verseny utca,
• Dózsa György út between Kerepesi út and Thököly út,
• Stefánia út between Hungária körút and Thököly út,
• Egressy út between Hungária körút and Stefánia út,
• the entire Istvánmezei út and
• Ifjúság útja between Kerepesi út and Stefánia út,
In addition, certain lanes on Hungária körút are expected to be restricted temporarily between Egressy út and Stefánia út.
Due to the traffic restrictions, from circa 14:00, traffic changes are expected in case of the following lines:
• bus lines 5, 7, 7E, 8E, 108E, 110, 110E, 112 and 133E running on Thököly út,
• bus lines 20E, 30, 30A, 230 as well as trolleybus lines 72M, 75 and 79M running on Dózsa György út,
• bus lines 95, 130 and 195 and trolleybus lines 75 and 77 departing from the Puskás Ferenc Stadion M terminus.
The surrounding area of Hősök tere (Heroes Square) , Dózsa György út and also the side roads will be closed due to fans marching, thus for a temporary period of time passing through Thököly út may be impossible. As a result, several lines operable by BKK may be running on modified routes or serve temporarily-designated stops. In case restrictions enable continuous passing on Thököly út - expected after the match - extra lines running on Thököly út temporarily serve even the Reiner Frigyes park and Stefánia út / Thököly út stops.
BKK would like to kindly request passengers to pay particular attention to BKK’s information boards at all times, as BKK keeps passengers up to date on the details and traffic changes.
On Tuesday, BKK provides ticket sales with extended opening hours until 21:00 at the Customer Service Centre situated at Keleti railway station and also at the ticket office to be found at the Puskás Ferenc metro station. In addition, there are 12 regularly-disinfected BKK TVMs operable at Keleti railway station, while there are five regularly-disinfected BKK TVMs operable at Puskás Ferenc Stadion. On match days, BKK’s on-site staff is at passengers’ disposal at TVMs operable at the busiest spots of metro entrances to help them purchase BKK’s tickets, travelcards or passes or find their way. Passengers have the chance to find the nearest sales point at BKK’s Sales Point finder. Several types of popular passes and travelcards can be purchased via the public transport mobile ticket app. More information is available on the mobile ticket at BKK’s website.
Please note that wearing a mask covering mouth and nose is no longer obligatory at stops situated in public spaces, however the mask-wearing rule is still in force on board vehicles and in closed areas - hence at metro stations. Thanks to the regular disinfections and mask-wearing obligatory since April, 2020, public transport continues to be a safe option.
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BKK Centre for Budapest Transport