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Mar 09, 2020

M3 renovation works underway from today

Two M3 metro stations situated within Budapest city center will be closed from today for renovation works.

Two M3 metro stations situated within Budapest city center will be closed from today for renovation works.

Reconstruction works will be carried out in the southern section of M3 between Kőbánya-Kispest and Népliget, reconstruction works on the city center section will start in the spring of 2020: from today, the Ferenciek tere and Arany János utca metro stations will be closed.

Metroline M3 will be in service between Újpest-Központ and Nagyvárad tér on workdays, however the Arany János and Ferenciek tere stops will not be served. The surrounding areas of the two closed stations will remain accessible by surface lines running in the city center more frequently, such as tram line 2 running more frequently than usual, lines running on Budapest’s Small Boulevard (Kiskörút) (tramlines 47,49 and bus line 9 and at weekends: trolleybus 72) and buses operating on Rákóczi út (bus lines 5,7, 8E, 108E,110, 112, 133E and 178).

For the Ferenciek tere metro station closure, BKK would recommend new travel directions, among others, metrolines M2 and M4 for passengers arriving from and travelling to the Buda side.

For the Arany János utca stop closure, trolleybus lines 72 and 73 will be extended to Deák Ferenc tér. The Ferenciek tere and Arany János utca stations will not be served by metroline M3 from March 9 2020, as by closing these two stations, the reconstruction works of the line section covering Budapest’s city center along metroline M3 will start.

The middle section of metroline M3 between Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér will be fully closed in the autumn of 2020, only after the reconstruction works of the southern section between Kőbánya-Kispest and Népliget stations are finished will the southern section be served again. Until then, the Ferenciek tere and Arany János utca stations will remain closed.

More information can be found here.

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