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Northern Half Of Budapest’s M3 Metro Line Closes For Reconstruction On Monday

One of  Budapest’s most significant tansportion infrastructure investments, the reconstruction of the M3 metro line, will begin on Monday, 6 November.

In the first part of the reconstruction project, the northern half of the metro line will be closed down for approximately a year. This includes six stations, connecting Dózsa György út with Újpest-Központ.

Over the course of the reconstruction, on weekdays trains will only run between Kőbánya-Kispest and Lehel tér, while on the other parts of the line, low-entry, air conditioned replacement buses will serve passengers. On weekends, replacement buses will run on the entire blue metro line.

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The capacity of the replacement buses is limited, but they will run every 45 seconds in peak time on average. Traffic modifications, such as bus lines and spare buses, will help to minimize the journey time, while alternate travel options in South Pest will be more frequent.

The M3 metro line is the longest and busiest line of the capital’s metro system, serving more than 500,000 commuters every day. A preliminary consultation was held on changes and replacement services and a total of 1750 comments were received.

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The modernization of the tunnel is starting simultaneously, and is expected to last until the end of 2020.

via: Hungary Matters; bkk.hu; index.hu