HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9.

The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park and Bártfai út. Interchange is provided with metro Line M4 at Bikás Park and Kelenföld.

Work began in late 2017. EU funds covered HF8bn of the HF8·6bn project, with the remainder coming from Budapest municipality.

Route 1 reached Etele út/Fehérvári út in March 2015 after it was extended over the Danube from Közvágóhíd. The line is now 18·3 km long.