Maintenance vehicles of the Budapest tramways

Tramway operators need a fleet of special vehicles to keep the tracks and overhead lines in good working order, and the city of Budapest is no different.

Ganz CSMG2 tram #1341 passes Buda Castle

It was on my visit to the Budapest Cog-wheel Railway that I stumbled upon the Városmajor depot, where local transport operator BKV stables their fleet between jobs.

Tracks leads from the street into the depot

First up I saw what looked to be an overhead line maintenance truck – it had ‘Üzemzavar Elhárítás’ on the side, which translates to ‘breakdown recovery’.

'Üzemzavar Elhárítás' truck for the Budapest tramways

And on a nearby track was this odd looking contraption – an open sided wagon with a control cab at one end, and a pantograph on the roof. Some form of works wagon perhaps?

Open sided works wagon for the Budapest tramways

Footnote

Details of the BKV tram fleet can be found at the Tram-hiker’s guide to Budapest – but unfortunately it doesn’t cover works vehicles in much detail.

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2 Responses to Maintenance vehicles of the Budapest tramways

  1. Andrew says:

    Wow, we too travelled on the cog railway to get to the Childrens Railway in Budapest.

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