Free Face Masks Provided To Budapest Public Transportation Passengers

  • 23 Apr 2020 10:36 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Free Face Masks Provided To Budapest Public Transportation Passengers
The Budapest Transport Centre and the mayor’s office are distributing washable face masks in the coming days to passengers travelling on public transport.

Some 60,000 masks will be distributed to help prepare people for the mandatory wearing of masks on public transport, effective April 27.

Masks will be given on the spot in the coming days, at the following locations:

Batthyány tér M – metro entry point
Deák Ferenc tér M – metro entry point of metroline M3
Kelenföld vasútállomás M – on the Őrmező side, ahead of the metro’s escalator
Keleti pályaudvar (Keleti railway station) platform of busline 7 running to the city centre
Kőbánya-Kispest M – platform of the replacement bus M3 at the bus terminus
Nagyvárad tér M – metro entry point
Nyugati pályaudvar (Nyugati railway station) – the metro entry point on the side of the Grand Boulevard of tramlines 4 and 6.
Őrs vezér tere M – metro entry point
Széll Kálmán M – metro entry point
Újpest Központ M – metro entry point

The Hungarian Calvinist Charity Service has also joined the initiative.

Miskolc will also require that masks be worn on public transport, starting today.

Among neighbouring European capitals, the compulsory wearing of masks was introduced on public transport vehicles in Vienna and Prague earlier in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Photo courtesy of BKK

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