Budapest rail tunnel project enters new stage
The 850 million forint (EUR 2.4m) study is part of the government’s Budapest Suburban Railway Strategy, and will be co-financed by the government and European Union, Vitezy said.
The impact study will review the environmental effects of a tunnel linking the Kelenfold railway station and Szell Kalman Square in Buda, and the Nyugati railway station in Pest, as well as a reconstruction of the latter, he said.
Budapest’s suburbs, currently served by 42 railway lines, would need over ninety to satisfy demand, he said. A new, two-level railway station would greatly relieve the system, he said.