- 18 Apr 2020 8:14 AM
To comply with this measure and to protect every single passenger using BKK’s public transport services, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport along with the Municipality of Budapest will give washable and ironable textile masks in the coming days to passengers using Budapest’s public transport services.
The Budapest Transport Company (BKK) is distributing 60,000 face masks free of charge to passengers at ten busy junctions, daily from 7am to 9am:
1. Batthyány tér M – metro entry point
2. Deák Ferenc tér M – metro entry point of metroline M3
3. Kelenföld vasútállomás M – on the Őrmező side, ahead of the metro’s escalator
4. Keleti pályaudvar (Keleti railway station) platform of busline 7 running to the city centre
5. Kőbánya-Kispest M – platform of the replacement bus M3 at the bus terminus
6. Nagyvárad tér M – metro entry point
7. Nyugati pályaudvar (Nyugati railway station) – the metro entry point on the side of the Grand Boulevard of tramlines 4 and 6.
8. Őrs vezér tere M – metro entry point
9. Széll Kálmán M – metro entry point
10. Újpest Központ M – metro entry point.
Even the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid joins this initiative, in the framework of which, in the first round 5 thousand, then further 25 thousand masks will be distributed free-of-charge to Budapest’s public transport users.
“The health of Budapest’s public transport users is of paramount importance for BKK, thus we are doing our best also by these initiatives to help that our customers could avoid the infection”, emphasised BKK’s CEO.
Dr. Ivett Varga added: “If we pay particular attention to ourselves and to the people around us and we also comply with the measures, we can decrease the risks of the coronavirus infection and public transport services can continue to be a safe alternative option to reach point B from point A in Budapest.”
The display of the FUTAR Journey Planner (the traffic management and passenger information system) at public spaces and audio information and displayed information materials onboard the vehicles warn passengers to comply with the measures, serving the protection of each and every one of us.
Among the surrounding European capitals, measures have already been taken prior to Budapest to wear masks on public transport services to slow down the spread of the coronavirus infection.
In Budapest, every surface used by passengers onboard the vehicles are continued to be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis, including the get-off signals, handrails, seats, window openers and the drivers’ booth.
Source: BKK Centre for Budapest Transport