The planning for the renovation of the Gödöllő and Csömör suburban railway lines and their connection with metro line 2 will resume. The work started earlier by the Budapest City Council, and then stopped in early 2020 now continues by a consortium of the Budapest Development Centre (BFK) and MÁV-HÉV Zrt. with government support. The government has already decided on the continuation of the work, now the support contract has been signed - Budapest Development Centre (BFK) announces. 

The entire suburban railway line in Gödöllő and Csömör will be renovated, new accessible stops will be established (Source: Budapest Development Centre)

The largest part of the investment is the complete renovation of the suburban railway line in Gödöllő and Csömör, during which the track will be modernised and car passages crossing the suburban railway line will be eliminated. Taking into account the changes in the settlement structure, the location of the stops will also change: they will be placed where a significant number of people live or where it will be possible to transfer to the railway. In addition, the platforms will be made accessible, and more P + Rs and so-called B + R (bike and ride) parks will be built.

In addition to the refurbishment, a transfer-free connection to Metro 2 would also be established. That is planned to be solved by the metro driving up an ascent in front of today's Örs Vezér Square terminus, which leads over the Kerepesi and Nagy Lajos Király Road, and would reach the new Örs Vezér Square stop above the current suburban railway terminal.

The suburban railway line would be connected to the metro above the surface (Source: Budapest Development Centre)

According to the plans, every second of the trains of Metro 2 would go to Rákosfalva, every second of those would go further to Cinkota, and every second of those would go to Gödöllő and Csömör. The transfer-free connection can take place in 6-7 years.

The development can be realised in 6-7 years (Source: Budapest Development Centre)

As a result of the renovation, certain bus terminals will be moved from Örs Vezér Square, which will allow buses to take up less space in the square, and the area of the Zugló terminus will be landscaped. That will also be planned by Budapest Development Centre (BFK).

Source: Budapest Development Centre

Cover photo: The suburban railway lines would be connected to the metro at the Örs Vezér Square - design render (Source: Budapest Development Centre)