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Budapest’s Keleti Station to Reopen on Monday

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.25.

Budapest’s Keleti station will reopen after two-weeks of closure for maintenance on May 27, Monday, Róbert Homolya, CEO of state-owned railway company MÁV, said on Thursday.

All rail tracks have been repaired and other improvements made during the closure.

MÁv recommended the government to rechannel European Union funding available to the railway company to set up a new underground passenger centre at a cost of about 1 billion forints (EUR 3m) at Keleti, Homolya said.

Some 400 trains pass at Keleti every day. Passenger traffic reaches 12 million a year.

Image by MTI/Zoltán Máthé

MÁV’s 2019 business plan has earmarked 5 billion forints in 2019 for a renovation programme launched last autumn to update 20 of its busiest railway stations and the 20 busiest railway stops.

featured image via Zoltán Máthé/MTI