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Nov 12, 2018

Hungarian government plans extensive railway development over the coming years

The Hungarian government has announced new railway projects that will set a speedy course for development over the coming years

The Hungarian government has announced new railway projects that will set a speedy course for development over the coming years.

Revealed during the "Budapest 2030" conference, plans include an underground system between the Southern and Western railway station and the Csepel and Ráckeve HÉV line will be extended to Kálvin square.

The government also proposed the reconstruction of the M5 subway line, the complete renovation of the HÉV Szendendre, and the further development of the railway line between Kelenföld and Ferencváros.

“The renewal of the railroad railway systems should meet the requirements of the development of Budapest,", stated a source. It is the reason why the government supports the construction of missing railway lines and "agrees on full-scale vehicle change of the suburban railway lines of Budapest”.

According to portfolio.hu, the goal of the government is to make railways more competitive than individual transport, which requires a lot of development, including a new railway line connecting the two banks of the Danube.

Future developments by the government include:

  • A tunnel will be developed between the South and West Railway stations with the aim to extend the interoperability of the East-West railway of Budapest.
  • The Kelenföld and Ferencváros railway stations will be connected, a new railway bridge and new stops will be built at Nádorkert, Közvágóhíd and Népliget.
  • The Ráckevei-Csepel HÉV will be extended to Kálvin tér. In the long run, the H5 line between Békásmegyer-Szentendre and the H6 and H7 lines between Csepel and Ráckeve will be renovated.
  • The Gödöllő-Csömör HÉV will be connected by metro line 2 at Őrs Verzé square.
  • Diverse development programs will be carried out at Rákóczi Bridge on the Pest side including the development of colleges, sports grounds, and so on.