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Govt Takes Over Project to Link Metro and Suburban Rail Lines in Budapest

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.18.

The government is taking over the project to link the terminus of the capital’s number 2 metro line and the HÉV suburban rail line running southwards form Budapest, Dávid Vitézy, who heads the Budapest Development Centre (BFK), said on Friday.

The previously abandoned preparation process was taken over from the capital’s municipal council and the Budapest Public Transport Centre (BKK). The contract for the transfer of the design contracts and the obtained permits was signed on Friday morning with Katalin Walter, CEO of BKK.

HUF 4.6 Bn Allocated to Connecting Budapest Metro, Suburban Rail
HUF 4.6 Bn Allocated to Connecting Budapest Metro, Suburban Rail

The government is allocating 4.6 billion forints (EUR 12.5m) for a project connecting Budapest’s metro line 2 and the HÉV railway line to the eastern suburbs, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Tuesday. Gulyás, who is also the minister responsible for the development of the capital and its suburbs, told […]Continue reading

The aim of the project is to create direct, fast, fixed-track access between the centre of Budapest and the southern suburbs, Vitézy said.

The government has previously allocated 4.6 billion forints (EUR 13.1m) of EU funding to BFK and the MÁV-HÉV consortium. The deadline for finalising the project plans is 2023.

Featured photo illustration via Vitézy’ Facebook page