The Metro 1 (Officially: Millennium Underground Railway or M1) is the oldest line of the Budapest Metro system.
Known in Budapest simply as "the underground" ("a földalatti"), it is the third oldest underground railway in the world (the first being the London Underground's Metropolitan Line and the second being the Tünel of Istanbul), and the first on the European mainland. It was built from 1894 to 1896. In 2002, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
M1, the oldest of the metro lines operating in Budapest, has been in constant operation since 1896.
The original purpose of the first metro line was to facilitate transport to the Budapest City Park along the elegant Andrássy Avenue without building surface transport affecting the streetscape. The National Assembly accepted the metro plan in 1870 and German firm Siemens & Halske AG was commissioned for the construction, starting in 1894. It took 2000 workers using up-to-date machinery less than two years to complete. This section was built entirely from the surface (with the cut-and-cover method). Completed by the deadline, it was inaugurated on May 2, 1896, the year of the millennium (the thousandth anniversary of the arrival of the Magyars), by emperor Franz Joseph. One of these original cars is preserved at the Seashore Trolley Museum.
The line ran underneath Andrássy Avenue, from Vörösmarty Square (the centre) to City Park, in a northeast-southwest direction. The original terminus was the Zoo (with extension to Mexikói út in 1973). It had eleven stations, nine underground and two overground. The length of the line was 3.7 km at that time; trains ran every two minutes. It was able to carry as many as 35,000 people a day (today 103,000 people travel on it on a workday).
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pajaran (36190) 2012-10-21 10:54
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o starom metrou ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana stanica metroa.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very good and interesting article about the old subway ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautifully demonstrated metro stations.
Good evening and all the best.
SWEETFREEDOM (18411) 2012-10-21 11:21
nice undergound shot good exposure and colors.
papagolf21 (76515) 2012-10-21 14:22
Bonsoir, cher ami Ovidiu,
Cela me rappelle le métropolitain parisien il y a bien des années !
Excellente présentation générale, mais cela, ce n'est pas nouveau.
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-21 14:53
An interesting corner of the metro.
A lot of interesting detail with walls of brick facade.
Nice and very good composition.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-10-21 18:47
You have captured this in the best of indoor light making the most of the wealth of photographic opportunities. This is impressive, made even more so by the simplicity of viewpoint playing counterpoint to the yester-years look enhanced by ambient light and producing great detail. What a great perspective seen from an exciting angle, crispy sharp in natural colors of an eye-catching rendition of this metro and this has great dimension too. Great work, Congrats.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-21 19:47
Hi Ovidiu dragă
Metro 1896 a fost un oras foarte interesant. Istoria este foarte interesant. Compoziție bună și adâncimea de expunere. Este foarte frumos.
Vă mulțumim pentru înregistrarea pentru această imagine frumos
Nicou (97637) 2012-10-22 1:12
sueprbe cpatage et compo de cette hall, de cette stationa vec la vielle cabine en bois quel ensemble4 avec ces tons doux sueprbe captage et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-10-22 6:59
Putin claustrofobic insa imi place asa clasic, e cel putin original.
O saptamana frumoasa sa ai!
josepmarin (55023) 2012-10-22 12:27
a splendid capture inside the Budapest Metro, with its delicious decoration of the 19th century, the blue rollers in the walls, the wooden ticket office, the props and the metallic girders, and its ancient atmosphere.
You have managed skillfully the exposure, and have reached a quality high level in your composition.
A beautiful work, complemented with a great informative note.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-10-22 12:56
This corner of the metro is plucked from the past. Beautifully done. Very good POV and clarity.Good work with the PS to bring it out with nice colors. Very intresting notes.
Have a nice evening,
Graal (88852) 2012-10-23 0:19
good shot and presentation of Budapest Metro. An interesting calm place. Well informations and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2012-10-26 12:37
Ciao Ovidiu, splendid light in interesting interior, excellent clarity and great perspective, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (68867) 2012-11-07 23:22
Good angle and exposure, good depth effect with the diagonal, tfs this old aspect of the metro.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (7927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron AF SP 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 Di II LD, RAW, 77 mm HOYA Skylight UV
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/13 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 9:26