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Budapest’s central Nyugati (Western) railway station will be fully closed for revamp and modernisation from June 19 until July 18, the government spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The station handles some 18 million passengers annually and thanks to the revamp, it will offer upgraded services and conveniences that meet current standards, Alexandra Szentkirályi told a press conference.

Speaking at the same press conference, Tamás Schanda, state secretary at the Innovation and Technology Ministry, said that renovation of Nyugati had begun a year ago and so far included the construction of new rail tracks totalling 3,300 metres and new asphalt pavement on an area of more than 16,000 sqm.

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Róbert Homolya, the chief of national railway company MÁV, said the station will be fully closed for train services with international trains redirected to arrive at the Kelenföld, Kőbánya and Zugló railway stations.

International Train Services to Resume in June
International Train Services to Resume in June

Hungarian railways MÁV said on Thursday that significant improvement in the epidemic situation will allow several of its international services to resume from June 1. Hourly services between Budapest and Vienna will resume through Hegyeshalom, the company said in a statement. A direct railjet express service and night train to Switzerland will also restart and […]Continue reading

The iconic railway station was designed by the Eiffel company in Paris and opened in 1877.

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