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Jan 03, 2018

New metro line to be built in Budapest

Permission for the construction of a new metro line to Rákosmente is being prepared so that work can begin in 2019, and completed in 2020

Plans are afoot for a new metro line to be built in Budapest, it has been revealed.

According to Vg.hu, permission for the construction of a new line to Rákosmente, a district east of downtown Budapest, is being prepared so that work can begin in 2019, and completed in 2020.

Architects have drawn up four alternative routes for the new line, but it’s not yet known which has been approved by planners.

In three of the versions, the metro line branches at the Rákos stream and would reach the 17th district along the Rákos-Hatvan railway.

The fourth version would see the line turn right at Sárga Rózsa Street in the 16th district and run all the way above ground. It would reach the 17th district at Akadémiaújtelep and finally the centre of Rákoskeresztúr.

The estimated cost of the construction is approximately 123-127 billion HUF (410 million euros) and the necessary documents and permission are expected to be granted by 2019.