MÁV (Hungarian State Railways) successfully started its 50-station program which aims to renovate fifty major train stations which are used the most in Hungary. The plans for Déli Railway Station, Zánkafürdő, Sárvár, Vecsés, Monor, Pilis, Zugló, Kőbánya-Kispest, and Kőbánya-alsó are ready, and work will start soon.
Profitline reported that MÁV has stated that the renovation project of fifty stations would start this year both in Budapest and in the countryside. This year, renovation works which made stations more modern and comfortable successfully ended at Keleti Railway Station Budapest, Miskolc Railway Station, as well as in Kecskemét and Újszász.
In the 2019 program, the most important location was the capital’s Keleti Railway Station. Renovation projects made the station more comfortable and modern, allowing passengers to enter a station with many facilities and trains to run more efficiently.
In Zugló, renovation works need to be done as soon as possible. The station serves approximately 1.5 million passengers every year, which means 200–250 trains. Along with this station, at Kőbánya-alsó, the renovation works start at the beginning of 2020. At Kőbánya-Kispest, approximately 3.1 million passengers wait for trains every year. The project aims to renovate this station by the first quarter of 2020.
In the capital, the renovation of Déli Railway Station is also going to start at the beginning of the year by replacing the platforms, lights, and tracks. The three major railway stations of Budapest (Keleti, Nyugati, Déli) also get the most modern LED screen system to inform passengers about arrivals and departures. Debrecen and Szolnok will also get the same facilities.
The project would also like to include parking lots next to many stations (e.g. Veresegyháza) to make the situation of arriving cars at the stations more comfortable. The complex renovation project of MÁV is going to continue and will end in 2023.
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