According to magyarhirlap.hu, the Déli Railway Station can disappear soon. Sources close to the government informed the newspaper that the “sequel” of Vérmező Park can occupy the place of the current building.
Railroad tracks will be removed; there will be a P+R parking lot in the area. This would be practical because several bus and tram lines touch the railway station, and the metro line 2 stops there as well. Thus, drivers could reach the downtown by public transport after they left their cars there.
The role of the current station will be taken over by the Kelenföld railway station (it also performed as the main station when the Déli had to be closed for a few months). In recent years the role of Kelenföld clearly increased because of the end stations of the bus line 7 and the metro line 4. In addition, Volán buses – which go to the agglomeration – have a final station here. There are also new parking lots at Kelenföld, and the railway station building has been renovated as well. Further spatial planning is also foreseen.
According to magyarhirlap.hu, the government can decide on the construction of the new Buda hospital in three months. It is unlikely that an existing hospital will be renewed. Several Buda areas’ endowments were investigated, but the decision can be difficult, mainly because of traffic problems.
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