Renovation of Nyugati Railway Station to be completed by September

April 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Plaster repairs are currently underway in the Nyugati Railway Station as other parts of the facade are being painted. The doors and windows will be modernised, and the clocks on the glass walls towards Teréz körút and the facade on Eiffel Square will also be renewed. The renovation of the towers towards the track entrance has been completed. The decorative windows have been installed, and the old artificial slate covering has been replaced with a natural anthracite slate. The crown on the boulevard facade of the railway station was also repainted in the same colour as the steel structure of the roof. Passengers will return to the hall in September.

Plans are for passengers to return to the main hall of Nyugati Railway station at the beginning of the next school year.

Soon after the completion of the new roof structure covering the hall of the Station, specialists will also construct the external scaffolding of the cash register building, and the renovation of the roof above the fast-food restaurant will also begin. They added that from Saturday, the fast-food restaurant opening from Teréz körút will be temporarily closed during the renovation of the roof structure. Work will be completed by the end of the summer.

During the renovation, the artificial slate on the top of the railway station will be replaced with an anthracite-coloured natural slate (Photo: MÁV)

The restoration of the decorative towers facing the track entrance has been completed. The decorative windows installed and the old artificial slate covering replaced with natural, anthracite-coloured slate. The crown on the facade of the roof structure has been painted the same colour as the steel structure, the statement noted.

The towers at the track entrance of Nyugati railway station (Photo: MÁV)

Plaster repairs are underway, and the facade being painted. The doors and windows will be modernised, and the clocks on the glass wall towards Teréz Boulevard and the facade on Eiffel Square will also be renewed. In addition to the listed works, MÁV is carrying out further development to improve the passenger experience.

The roof structure of the hall is being renewed (Photo: MÁV)

In the station underpass, passenger areas will be renewed, including a complete renovation of the lighting system, the elimination of water problems and the reconstruction of the ceiling. To ensure ease of access, the pedestrian underpass of the railway station and the glass waiting area opposite the platforms used by the Vác lines will also be replaced. A new ramp will be built for ease of access to the train station from Teréz Boulevard.

Developments for passenger comfort and accessibility are also being carried out (Photo: MÁV)

In the hall, a so-called tactile guide is being installed based on plans by the Hungarian National Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Its placement will be implemented in several phases and is expected to be completed in 2022.

Designed by the Austrian architect August de Serres and the office of Gustave Eiffel in Paris, which later became world-famous for the Eiffel Tower, Nyugati Railway Station opened in 1877 and was last restored between 1978 and 1988 and has not undergone major renovations since. 

Source: MTI | Abridged in translation

Cover photo: The renovated hall of the Western Railway Station to open in September (Photo: MÁV)


Hozzászóláshoz lépjen be, vagy regisztráljon!

Username:
Password:

Registration | Remember me