At the time, the Budapest Underground was differentiated from its counterpart in London by contemporary journalists. In 1896, the 17th issue of Sunday’s Gazette (Vasárnapi Újság) wrote: “The underground’s structure is unmatched, we could describe it as a first-timer. Even though London has an underground railway line; it is 25-30 metres below the surface, so it does not interrupt pipe lines, building foundations, basement walls, and does not cause detrimental sinking. Sure enough it is not pleasant to take those lengthy stairs and go down to the London Tube. How convenient is it you only have to take only a few steps, and it does not take more than 3 metres get to the cars!”