Budapestʼs Szabadság bridge to close for two months

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Due to renovation works, Budapest’s Szabadság híd (bridge) will be closed to all vehicle traffic for two months starting today, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Although construction works will only be carried out on the tram tracks and platforms of the bridge, the entire bridge will be closed to car traffic as well, Budapest Transport Center (BKK) announced. Works on the tram lines will be carried out on the bridge as well as the remainder of the line between Szent Gellért tér and Móricz Zsigmond körtér.

Changes in traffic flow are expected at Szent Gellért tér, Bartók Béla út, Móricz Zsigmond körtér and Fehérvári út, on the Buda side of the capital.

Tram number 47, 48, 49, will cease to operate during the period, according to MTI, while the number 17 tram will run until the Móricz Zsigmond körtér and number 19 tram will run until the Rudas bath stop.

Replacement buses will be introduced to carry passengers across the adjacent bridge, Erzsébet híd.

BKK advises travelers to use Metro line 4 during the construction works, which will operate for two months at an elevated frequency.

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