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Construction of new metro line starts with exploratory drillings

The construction of the first section of Budapest's metro line 5 has started with exploratory drillings at Kalvin Square, the Budapest development centre (BFK) told MTI on Wednesday.

The new facility will connect two southern suburban railway lines with metro lines 3 and 4, it said.

The tunnel will arrive under the two Kalvin Square metro stations, in the depth of fifty meters.

Balazs Furjes, state secretary for developments in the capital and its agglomeration, said on Facebook that nearly 100 test holes would be drilled along the line, at a distance of 50 metres from one another.

In the second phase of construction, Kalvin Square will be connected with the destination of the northern suburban rail at Batthyany Square through a tunnel under the Danube, he said.

Furjes said that the project was supported by Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony and the Metropolitan Council.

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