Budapest Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű vasút)

24 July, 2009

Cogwheel Railway

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.

Budapest Cogwheel railway

Fogaskerekű vasút (Cogwheel Budapest)

Fogaskerekű vasút (Cogwheel Train Budapest Hungary)

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 …

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (2)

  • ergun turanReply

    3 February, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    dear friends
    we were planıng to go to same part of europa as praha, budapest, wien
    and your experience really is so useful , specially for transportation.
    wish have a happy trıp for your in future trip and holiday

  • Yolie BarbosaReply

    18 July, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Thank you for sharing these pictures!! I stayed in Buda Hills while at college and took the fogaskereku everyday. It was a great experience, and it was nice to see your pictures and video….brought back so many memories.

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