Budavári Sikló (Budapest Castle Hill Funicular) - Budapest, Hungary
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eikenboom
N 47° 29.875 E 019° 02.382
34T E 352359 N 5262360
Quick Description: funicular in Budapest from the river bank of the Danube to Castle Hill
Location: Hungary
Date Posted: 3/10/2009 5:35:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM606W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 85

Long Description:
most of the following is from wikipedia.org:

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 line has the following technical parameters:

* Length: 95 metres
* Height: 51 metres
* Maximum gradient: 48%
* Cars: 2
* Capacity: 24 passengers per car
* Configuration: Double track
* Maximum speed: 1.5 metres per second
* Track gauge: Standard gauge
* Traction: Electricity

The line is operated by the BKV (Mass Transport Company of Budapest), and operates from 07.30 to 22.00 each day, except on Mondays of every odd week, when the funicular is closed for maintenance.

Fares are the standard fares for the Budapest public transport, a single ticket costing 290 HUF (or about 1 euro) in 2009.

The coordinates given are of the entrance at the bottom of the track.
Seasonal?: Open All Year

Funicular's Official Website: [Web Link]

Length of Track: 95 m

Angle of Incline: 48 %

Elevation: 51 m

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