Enormous tunnel would be built under Budapest for railways

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The committee responsible for all traffic projects, investments, and developments of the Hungarian capital recently published an application about building a tunnel system beneath Budapest to connect Nyugati and Kelenföldi Railway Stations.

Napi reported that the aim of building the tunnel would be to ease the journey of those who arrive from the outskirts of Budapest and other points of the country, allowing them to get into the city centre faster and more effectively without any traffic congestions. The committee believes that more people should choose railways, and to make them more popular, the city should renovate and broaden them or connect them.

This plan is not a new one, though, because a project worth approximately 3 million EUR aiming to connect Nyugati and Déli Railway Stations has previously been considered. If the tunnel is built, the committee expressed that railway traffic could be increased by 70%, and commuters would choose railways instead of other means of public transport. This requires more trains, modern stations, and other developments in the Hungarian railway system.


Source: Daily News Hungary

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