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Feb 07, 2018

Budapest Mayor reveals there will be wheelchair accessibility on Budapest’s M3 metro line

The M3 line, which is currently being refurbished, will use “cabin structures” fitted onto escalators in the metro stations where the use of elevators is not an option

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós has said the metropolitan council will ensure that there is wheelchair accessibility on Budapest’s M3 metro line.

The M3 line, which is currently being refurbished, will use “cabin structures” fitted onto escalators in the metro stations where the use of elevators is not an option. Tarlós said similar structures are in use in cities like Berlin, Dublin, London, Naples and Paris.

The mayor stressed that the structures would be safe to use. He said the cabins could be installed at 20-25 percent of the cost of elevators.

He added that there are seven companies that manufacture such systems in Europe. The metropolitan council is considering installing such cabin structures at five stations, he said.