On the 31st of March the longest tram in the world entered operation in Budapest. According to Budapest Transport Centre (BKK), Urbos 3/9 CAF tramway can set the world-record for being the longest tram (55.9 m length) and for having the largest capacity, it can accommodate 345 people at the same time. The low-floor tram fully meets the modern standards, the interior is are-conditioned, and all seats are easily accessible.
Budapest Transport Company (BKV Zrt.) will operate a total of 12 long trams, serving on Line 1. These are part of a 37 low-floor Urbos 3 trams order, 25 34m-long and 12 55.9-m long vehicles, placed by BKK in 2013. The order included an option for 87 additional trams, part of which has already been exercised.
The shorter CAF trams presented in mid-September 2015 are already operating on the lines 3, 17 and the northern section of line 19.