Technical tours available only for pre-registered participants.
Metro line M4, Budapest Metro line M4 creating a link between Kelenföld railway station and Budapest East railway station has been officially opened to the public on 28 March 2014. Metro line No. 4 is the fourth metro line in Budapest. There are ten stations located on the driverless automated line equipped with 21st century technology. When creating the stations, designers have not only aimed at meeting functional requirements flawlessly but wanted to make underground travel a real experience to the public through using high quality architectural solutions.
Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Budapest is the development and production centre of the Munich-based Knorr-Bremse Group’s rail vehicle division. Through the investment of EUR million 17 in 2016-2017, the expanded facility hosts operations for the development and production of complete brake control systems and air supply product families as well. The investment created more than 300 new jobs, expanding the number of employees at the company to over 1,500.
At Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Budapest is available the whole scale of development and production processes. At your visit you can see where the brake systems to the Japanese Shinkansen super express and to the Stadler Flirt trains in the Budapest suburban transport are constructed. Due to the factory expansion in 2016-2017 you have a look also into the complexity of brake controls and air supply products.
The first interactive railway park of Europe was inaugurated on 14 July 2000.
There are more than 100 unique rail vehicles parked in the park the area of which is 70,000 m2. Fifty of them are very rare engines and rail vehicles: rail cars, hand-driven and motor carriages, recording cars, steam cranes, snowploughs, snowblowers and other unique vehicles – the most beautiful and most valuable ones collected at one venue. The vehicle pool presents the development of railways from steam engines dating back to 1870 to high performance electric engines. Most of the vehicles are operable and MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd.., uses them for organizing legacy tours within and without the country.
Old engines are housed in the Orient hall of the 34 station roundhouse constructed in 1911, for example the oldest and still operable steam engine from 1870, the carriage of the First Transylvanian Railways produced in 1868 and the legendary Árpád motorset from the 1930’s that covered the distance between Budapest and Vienna in 2 hours and 57 minutes. The real pride of legacy vehicles is a 1912 elegant dining car covered in teak wood that ran behind the engine of the famous Orient Express which name became a household word, an icon.
Visitors cannot only see the ancient machines at one of the largest open-air and, actually, first interactive railway museum of Europe but they can also test them. They can travel on an engine, sit in the Chayka railcar, drive the hand-driven carriages, turn the turntable or sit in a horse-drawn rail carriage. The mini railways extended each year is a great favourite to young and old alike where visitors may travel along an exciting and variable layout, drawn by real mini engines.
Lovers of model railways may plunge into the world of miniature trains in a transformed railway carriage and in the Rail Model House.