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Budapest says goodbye to the long-lasting Ikarus bus


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Virtually all people residing within the Hungarian capital Budapest is aware of the loud noise of the long-lasting Ikarus bus. However after over 50 years in service, these outdated, rattling blue automobiles have been retired from public responsibility.

The previous couple of did a farewell tour across the capital so passengers may say goodbye to the ripped fake leather-based seats and clattering of the ticket punch.

Széll Kálmán Sq. in Budapest was crowded with photographers who wished to seize for the final time these most iconic items of Japanese European transport historical past.

The 200 collection Ikarus buses, which have been created by the world-famous designer László Finta, have been introduced into service in 1967. And have since acquired quite a few worldwide prizes. 

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Some years round 13,000 of the buses rolled off the manufacturing line making Ikarus, on the time, the fourth largest bus producer on this planet. The Ikarus 286 may very well be seen all over the place from america to Kazakhstan.

However at this time sees the tip of an period. Though the high-floor monster belched smoke and broke down recurrently, it will likely be missed by many. A characteristic of city life all through the a long time, but additionally an emblem of Budapest and Hungary.


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