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As communicated by magyarepitok.hu, more and more news is being revealed on the high-speed railway that is being planned to run between Budapest and Warsaw.

The 700-900km long line will act as a vital artery connecting the countries of the Visegrád Group (V4), which includes Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. The trains on the line will be able to reach speeds of up to 250-350 km/h.

The latest announcement confirmed the names of the companies that will conduct the study to investigate the feasibility of the project. The licence was awarded to a consortium comprising of Utiber Kft, Főmterv Kft and Trenecon Zrt. The survey will cost €3.5 million to conduct.

According to the plans, the railway line will cross both the Danube and the Odera, and numerous bridges, tunnels and other infrastructural structures will be constructed.  It is hoped that it will connect a minimum of four railway systems that serve settlements with 250,000 residents or more. Around half a million passengers will use the system annually according to estimates.

Regarding the project, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said: “There is minimal infrastructure running North-South in Central Europe, and there are not enough border crossings”.

He went on to explain that this railway line hopes to address this issue and is just one project that will connect the different countries of Europe via Hungary.

Indeed, the Hungarian government has been actively planning high-speed railway lines that will connect Hungary to other parts of Europe.  Last month we communicated that the contract to build the Budapest-Belgrade railway line has been signed. While the project has been caught up in controversy due to accusations of corruption, it is expected to increase the movement of goods and people between Hungary and the Balkans.

As reported by romania-insider.com, a feasibility study is already being conducted for a high-speed railway line between Budapest and Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca. It is hoped that the trains on this line will reach speeds of up to 160km/h and it will improve railway infrastructure between Hungary and Eastern Europe.

These infrastructural developments are making Hungary more accessible. They will not only connect Hungarians to other parts of the continent, but it will encourage tourists to visit the country from across Europe in an environmentally friendly manner.

Interested in trains? There is a railway-themed restaurant at Keleti Station!

Source: magyarepitok.hu, romania-insider.com

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