Budapest Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű vasút)24 July, 2009
The railway – originally built in 1874 – hauls itself up the steep hills using a cog system underneath the train, which engages with a rack on the tracks. It goes from Városmajor terminus (two stops from Moszkva tér metro 2 station by tram 59 or 61) to Széchenyi hill (Széchenyi hegy) – a distance of 3.6km in about 16 minutes. BKV tickets including our 3-day pass are valid here.
From the final stop of this train ride at Szechenyi-hegy, we will proceed to Gyermekvasut (Children’s Railway) to experience an environment where most of the staff manning the trains are children aged 10 to 14.
See video of the Cogwheel railway here …