Services applicable to metroline M3 and replacement bus M3
Budapest, 14 June 2022 – Please note that metroline M3 is in service only on the Northern part, between the section of Újpest-központ and Göncz Árpád városközpont every day from 18 June (Saturday) until the middle of August. Between the section of Kőbánya-Kispest and Göncz Árpád városközpont, passengers can take the low-floor, air-conditioned replacement bus M3 running quite frequently, in the peak hours, their scheduled headways are less than one minute. BKK would like to kindly ask public transport passengers and motorists alike getting about on the route of metroline M3 to be patient and understanding during the traffic restrictions made during the reconstruction works.
Please note that metroline M3 is in service only between the section of Újpest-központ and Göncz Árpád városközpont every day from 18 June (Saturday) until the middle of August, while between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Kőbánya-Kispest the replacement bus M3 is in service. There is even a replacement bus M3A running on weekdays between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Határ út. There are 100 articulated, low-floor, air-conditioned replacement buses in service, running quite frequently, their scheduled headways during peak hours are less than one minute.
Please note that as the replacement buses running on an extended route to South Pest serve also Nagyvárad tér, the station replacement bus M30 is out of service during the above-written period. Hence, the city centre from the surrounding area of Nagyvárad tér is available directly by the replacement bus running between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Kőbánya-Kispest.
BKK would like to kindly recommend that also during this phase of the reconstruction works passengers take tramlines 1 and 1M in operation between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Népliget. Please note that both in the Northern and Southern city parts, the operation of alternative lines remains unchanged.
Between 18 June and the middle of August, also the passage to be found at Deák Ferenc tér of metroline M1 is reconstructed, thus that station of metroline M1 is accessible from the direction of Erzsébet tér.
Due to the reconstruction works, the customer service center to be found at Népliget is closed. BKK recommends that customers purchase mobile tickets and different passes available also in the BudapestGO app. The nearest customer service centres to Népliget are to be found at Deák Ferenc tér and Kőbánya-Kispest. Please find BKK’s other sales points and vendors at BKK’s Sales Point Finder.
To provide smooth operation for replacement buses, in addition to the already-designated bus lanes - the former bus lanes are designated again on Üllői út between Nagyvárad tér and Határ út, thus motorists have to prepare for a changed transport service. For the period of the metro replacement extended to the Southern part, Vak Bottyán utca to be found in the Kispest district is closed to car traffic between Határ út and Lehel utca, where only replacement buses are authorised to enter, except for destination traffic with a permit.
State-of-the-art replacement buses in operation
Metroline M3 is Hungary’s busiest line, whose reconstruction has recently become required and urgent. However each reconstruction brings about some inconvenience, this reconstruction results in a positive impact on the transport of the whole territory of Budapest. After the reconstructions realised by the investment of Budapest Transport Privately Held Corporation (BKV), Budapest’s passengers will be able to travel on a renovated, fully-accessible line, which makes Budapest more liveable. During the reconstruction works, high priority is given to accessibility, to help disabled persons get around in the city, therefore tactile walking surface indicators make the trips of visually-impaired persons easier and each and every station becomes accessible for physically-impaired persons.
BKK pays particular attention to providing smooth and convenient service also during the reconstruction works, thus the company operates vehicles of the highest possible quality to Budapest’s passengers. The over 100 state-of-the-art, articulated replacement buses replacing metroline M3 depart quite frequently, with scheduled headways of less than one minute. The vehicles are accessible and are equipped with air-conditioning.
BKK would like to kindly ask customers and motorists alike to be patient and understanding in relation to the reconstruction works in progress until the spring of 2023. Please find updated information on the reconstruction works at BKK’s website.