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István Tarlós Says City Will Complete Metro Line Renovation On its Own

By Robert Velkey // 2017.06.08.

To complete Metro 3 suburban railway renovation budget will be provided by the capital of Hungary, says the Mayor of the city.

The government has declined to provide additional funds to the renovation of Budapest’s third metro line but the city will use its own reserves to top up the budget, mayor Istvan Tarlós told a press conference on Thursday.

Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós said that a Hungarian delegation would hold negotiations in Brussels next week to seek approval for financing justified extra costs of the M3 project from city coffers. Tarlós said the renovation project could “reasonably” start in late September on one section of the metro line, while new bids would be put out to cover two other sections.