Milestone-Proposal:Budapest Metroline No.1.

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Docket #:2017-08

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To the proposer’s knowledge, is this achievement subject to litigation? No

Is the achievement you are proposing more than 25 years old? Yes

Is the achievement you are proposing within IEEE’s designated fields as defined by IEEE Bylaw I-104.11, namely: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy. Yes

Did the achievement provide a meaningful benefit for humanity? Yes

Was it of at least regional importance? Yes

Has an IEEE Organizational Unit agreed to pay for the milestone plaque(s)? Yes

Has an IEEE Organizational Unit agreed to arrange the dedication ceremony? Yes

Has the IEEE Section in which the milestone is located agreed to take responsibility for the plaque after it is dedicated? Yes

Has the owner of the site agreed to have it designated as an IEEE Milestone? Yes

Year or range of years in which the achievement occurred:


Title of the proposed milestone:

Budapest Metroline No.1., 1896

Plaque citation summarizing the achievement and its significance:

In what IEEE section(s) does it reside?

IEEE Hungary Section

IEEE Organizational Unit(s) which have agreed to sponsor the Milestone:

IEEE Organizational Unit(s) paying for milestone plaque(s):

Unit: IEEE Hungary Section
Senior Officer Name: Levente Kovács

Unit: IEEE Hungary Section
Senior Officer Name: Peter Kadar

IEEE Organizational Unit(s) arranging the dedication ceremony:

Unit: IEEE Hungary Section
Senior Officer Name: Levente Kovács

Unit: IEEE Hungary Section
Senior Officer Name: Peter Kadar

IEEE section(s) monitoring the plaque(s):

IEEE Section: IEEE Hungary Section
IEEE Section Chair name: Levente Kovács

Milestone proposer(s):

Proposer name: Peter Kadar
Proposer email: Proposer's email masked to public

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Street address(es) and GPS coordinates of the intended milestone plaque site(s):

47 29'52.52" N 19 03'17.70" E

Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér, Metróállomás Deák Ferenc tér, 1052 HUNGARY

Describe briefly the intended site(s) of the milestone plaque(s). The intended site(s) must have a direct connection with the achievement (e.g. where developed, invented, tested, demonstrated, installed, or operated, etc.). A museum where a device or example of the technology is displayed, or the university where the inventor studied, are not, in themselves, sufficient connection for a milestone plaque.

Please give the address(es) of the plaque site(s) (GPS coordinates if you have them). Also please give the details of the mounting, i.e. on the outside of the building, in the ground floor entrance hall, on a plinth on the grounds, etc. If visitors to the plaque site will need to go through security, or make an appointment, please give the contact information visitors will need. In the center of Budapest in a part of the original tunnel/station the Budapest Underground Museum is shaped 40 years ago. Here are exhibited two original carriages (120 years old) and other relicts about the Budapest Metro No.1.

Are the original buildings extant?

Yes, this is the original tunnel/station.

Details of the plaque mounting:

In the center of Budapest a busy underpass makes possible to (1) cross the street (2) to reach stations of metro No.1. and No.2. and (3) to enter to the Budapest Underground Museum.Thera are many stairsways from different directions to reach this level. The Museum has an entrance Hall (cca. 100 sqm) with guard and continuous surveillance. The Museum space is a 60 m long and 6 m wide underground station with illumination, with carriages, with relicts.

How is the site protected/secured, and in what ways is it accessible to the public?

The plaque will be mounted close to the oringinal plaque about the inauguration of the Metro in 1896. This site is double guarded, at the entrance of the museum. The museum visitors can see it.

Who is the present owner of the site(s)?

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport

What is the historical significance of the work (its technological, scientific, or social importance)?

What obstacles (technical, political, geographic) needed to be overcome?

What features set this work apart from similar achievements?

Supporting texts and citations to establish the dates, location, and importance of the achievement: Minimum of five (5), but as many as needed to support the milestone, such as patents, contemporary newspaper articles, journal articles, or chapters in scholarly books. 'Scholarly' is defined as peer-reviewed, with references, and published. You must supply the texts or excerpts themselves, not just the references. At least one of the references must be from a scholarly book or journal article. All supporting materials must be in English, or accompanied by an English translation.

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Please email a jpeg or PDF a letter in English, or with English translation, from the site owner(s) giving permission to place IEEE milestone plaque on the property, and a letter (or forwarded email) from the appropriate Section Chair supporting the Milestone application to with the subject line "Attention: Milestone Administrator." Note that there are multiple texts of the letter depending on whether an IEEE organizational unit other than the section will be paying for the plaque(s).