Örs vezér tere metro station

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Örs vezér tere
Budapest Metro station
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Station interior
LocationÖrs vezér tere, Budapest
Hungary
Coordinates47°30′10″N 19°08′08″E / 47.5028°N 19.1356°E / 47.5028; 19.1356Coordinates: 47°30′10″N 19°08′08″E / 47.5028°N 19.1356°E / 47.5028; 19.1356
Platforms1 island platform
Construction
Structure typesurface terminus
History
Opened1970
Services
Preceding station   Budapest Metro   Following station
Line 2Terminus

Örs vezér tere is the eastern terminus of the M2 (East-West) line of the Budapest Metro. It is also the starting place of the Gödöllő HÉV (Hungarian suburban rail). The station was open on 2 April 1970 as part of the inaugural section of Line M2, between Deák Ferenc tér and Örs vezér tere.[1]

There are two shopping centers (Árkád, Sugár), an IKEA, and a tram-stop (Tram 3, 62, 62A). In addition, several bus (10, 31, 32, 44, 45, 67, 85, 85E, 97E, 131, 144, 161, 161A, 168E, 169E, 174, 176E, 231, 244, 261E, 276E, 277) and trolley bus (80, 81, 82) routes stop here. It is the largest meeting-point in East-Pest. Next to the station, there is a huge housing estate with concrete block of flats (Füredi microraion). Hungarian people usually call this station (and square) Örs.

Örs vezér tere literally means "Square of Örs leader", Örs was an ancient Hungarian leader.[citation needed] Örs is also a Hungarian given name for boys, which means "man" or "hero".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "Budapest". urbanrail.