Hungary to invest EUR 5.6 billion in railway upgrades around Budapest in 20 years
The railway development strategy, which is yet to be finalised, envisages that at least four trains an hour should operate between each station and the city centre, with direct access to at least three metro lines, Furjes told an online conference.
Under the strategy, a single ticket or season ticket could be used by travellers for all forms of transport in the capital, he said.
The strategy envisages upgrading the railway infrastructure, establishing new stations and connections between them, and modernising carriages, Furjes said.
Once implemented, the strategy would help reduce congestion in the city centre, save time for commuters, help attain climate protection goals and reduce air pollution, he said.
The state secretary called the construction of a 4.5-kilometre railway tunnel between Nyugati and Deli railway stations a key element of the strategy.