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The Ferenc-Deák Square is a well-known area of Budapest, primarily because the majority of the city’s buses and metros depart from here. So it is no surprise to find that it is also the location of the Metropolitan Railway Museum.
To visit it, you should head through Deák ter station’s underground pass-way until you come to the museum’s entrance next to the ticket counters. It is located in what was one of the first tunnels of the original metro system and gives you a glimpse into the history of the city’s three rail-lines, paying particular attention to M1. This line, also known as ´the little yellow one` was the first underground rail-line in continental Europe. It was built for the millennium celebrations of 1896 and covers the three and a half kilometre length of Andrássy Street.
In addition, models, maps and wagons are also on display.
This is a small but surprising museum with a special charm. If you are a train-lover you will no doubt enjoy a visit here. If not, it may be better to save the trip for a rainy day.
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