Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920.

It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened on June 4, 1986. A feature of the line are the two pedestrian foot bridges which cross above it. These were present when the line opened, were removed in 1900 when the castle's garden was extended, and rebuilt to the original design in 1983. The building of the line started in the July 1868, the first test run was on 23 October 1869.

The Sikló has operated for the public since 2 March 1870. This funicular rail was the second in Europe, only Lyon had a similar transportation system at that time. During the Second World War the cars and the terminals were destroyed by bombs. The line has the following technical parameters: The line is operated by the BKV (Mass Transport Company of Budapest), and operates from 07.30 to 22.00 each day.

Source of description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Castle_Hill_Funicular wikipedia

This object belongs to Buda Castle

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Geographical coordinates 47.4977810, 19.0392890
Address Budapest, Clark Ádám tér
Opening date 1870

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