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Coronavirus: International Rail Passenger Transport Affecting Hungary Suspended, Bar Few Border Stations

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.18.

International rail passenger transport affecting Hungary has been suspended, bar a few border stations, due to novel coronavirus, rail company MÁV said on Wednesday.

MÁV is replacing suspended services with trains running on domestic sections between the border and home stations.

No restrictions to domestic services are being made, with the exception of the suspension of the Children’s Railway.

Rail links with Austria are still being maintained on MÁV’s  networks. Austrian railway OBB on Tuesday suspended services on the GYSEV network between Szentgotthárd and Fehring and Jennersdorf.

A rail service to Serbia is still up and running via the Kelebia border station.

Slovakia suspended international trains on March 13 while Romania did so on March 14, with the exception of services via the Lőkösháza and Biharkeresztes border stations. Slovenia suspended international services on March 16. Services across the Croatian and Ukrainian borders have also been suspended.

Nor are trains operating between Hungary and the Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Máthé/MTI