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Green Light for New Keleti Railway Station Passenger Centre

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.15.

The construction of a sub-platform travel centre at Budapest’s Keleti Railway Station will get under way following a government decree on allocating funding to the project, state railway company MÁV said on Friday.

The 1.6 billion forint (EUR 4.4m) investment is to be co-financing by the European Union and state, and the public procurement procedure is expected to be concluded by the end of the year, MÁV said in a statement.

The project includes amenities for purchasing tickets, an information desk and disability access.

The 137-year-old station serves almost 11 million passengers each year.

The 1.542sqm travel centre will be equipped with 9 ticket desks and 2 customer service desks, one for the handicapped. It will also have a waiting area, a children’s corner and a facility for security guards.

With a view to reducing passenger waiting times, 18 ticket machines will be installed in the centre and on platforms.

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The project includes the installation of an escalator and lifts to ensure unhindered access to the platforms and the metro lines, as well as a luggage storage near the passenger centre, MÁV said.

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