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New freight rail line bypassing Budapest set to be built

Hungary's government has launched a call for a feasibility study for a new freight rail line bypassing Budapest, the daily Magyar Nemzet said on Tuesday.

The so-called V0 railway line which would link Gyor in the west with the city of Cegled, in central Hungary, is being built to reduce the traffic load on Budapest’s southern railway bridge, the paper said.

Trains on the electrified line would be able to travel at speeds of 120-160kph.

The invitation for the feasibility study comes after the European Commission’s call on member states in last year’s “sustainable and smart mobility strategy” to double rail freight traffic by 2050.

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