Budapest will soon have an electronic ticketing system on metro lines, it has been reported today.
The Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) will install gates that operate with electronic tickets at the end of the summer in Budapest and the e-ticketing system is planned to be launched next year.
MTI reports that the first e-ticket gates will be set up at the central Deák Ferenc Square metro stop and at the Közvágóhíd suburban rail HÉV station.
Sources say that BKK will test the operations of the gates for the e-ticketing system at these stops and the final details of the e-tickets and capital rollout will come later on.
The system will become fully operational from early 2018, paper-based tickets and cards will be replaced by plastic BKK cards.
The e-cards will be available for short ride use or for long-term usage.