Today, I will make one of the shortest trips during this vacation. Only 1 train between Budapest and Bratislava. On the other hand, I will have time to visit both cities in one day.
Planning for Line 3 began in 1963 and construction started in 1970 with help of Soviet specialists. The first section, consisting of six stations, opened in 1976. It was extended to the south in 1980 with five additional stations, and to the north in 1981, 1984, and 1990, with nine additional stations. With a length of approximately 16 km and a total of 20 stations, it is the longest line in Budapest. (Wikipedia)
The 81-717 and 81-714 are the Soviet-developed subway car types. The 81-717 is the control car, the 81-714 the motor trailer, which together make up the underground train. The vehicles were first manufactured in 1976 by the Mityiscsi Wagon Factory (MMZ, nowadays Metrovagonmas) and the Yegorov Wagon Factory (nowadays Vagonmas). The types are used by metro lines of Budapest, Prague, Sofia, and Warsaw, as well as the Soviet successor states. (Wikipedia)
The line connecting Vienna and Budapest is one of the oldest and most important railway lines of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Central Europe. The railway line linking Vienna, and Bratislava was opened on August 10 of the year 1848. In 1846 the Hungarian section was opened between Budapest and Vác. These two railway lines were connected by a railway line built in southern Slovakia, connecting the two most important cities of the Monarchy. The second track was built in 1904 and the line was electrified in 1969. (Wikipedia)
The location provides excellent views of Bratislava, Austria and, in clear weather, parts of Hungary. Many legends are connected with the history of the castle. (Wikipedia)
It was constructed between 1957 and 1960 on the site of a field cemetery, and opened on April 3, 1960 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the city's liberation. The monument was constructed similar in kind to the Palace of Culture and Science in Stalinist architectural style. In 1961 it was declared a National Cultural Monument. Its designer was Ján Svetlík. (Wikipedia)