Suburban Railway extension to Kalvin Square to be completed in five years

Hungarian version of the article: Öt év múlva ér el a HÉV a Kálvin térig

September 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Three lines of Budapest's suburban railway system shall be completely renovated. As part of the project, the Ráckeve and Csepel lines will be extended underground to Kálvin Square

The MTI reports that the State Secretary Responsible for the Development of the Budapest Agglomeration within the Prime Minister's Office announced at a press conference on Wednesday that 54 new trains will also be put to work by 2025, alongside the renovation and expansion.

Balázs Fürjes stated that the Ráckeve and Csepel suburban railways will be extended to Kálvin Square to ensure easy connection to metro lines 3 and 4. The underground section will follow Soroksári Road. Thus, the Suburban railway will no longer cut the National Theatre, Palace of Arts and surrounding areas of the city off from the banks of the Danube.

A HÉV-vonalak tervezett rekonstrukciója és meghosszabbítása (Forrás: Budapesti Fejlesztési Központ)

Planned reconstruction and extension of suburban railway lines (Source: Budapest Development Center)

Tracks and stations along the lines will be renovated, and the passenger information system shall also be replaced, and connections established with national rail services until 2027. The call for tenders in connection with the new trains will be published later this year.

Source: MTI

Cover photo: The Ráckeve Suburban Railway (Photo: Wikipedia)

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