Metro replacement services

First phase of the reconstruction of metro line M3


The reconstruction works started on the 6th of May 2017 by closing all the stations between the northern terminus Újpest-Központ and Lehel tér station.

The first phase of the reconstruction works will take about a year and during this time metro replacement buses and trams will operate on this section:

  • On workdays until 20:30 the metro operates on a shortened route between Kőbánya-Kispest and Lehel tér. After 20:30 metro replacement buses will serve the passengers on the whole section of metro line M3.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays metro replacement buses will operate on the whole section of metro line M3.

For more information about the reconstruction works, metro replacement and the alternative ways of travel, please visit

For the buses temporary terminuses and stations were set up, and some changes were made in the schedules to sustain and improve public transport. These include the modification of the timing of traffic lights and creating temporary bus lanes.