Budapest, September 9 (MTI) – A group of some 150-200 immigrants have left the railway station of Hegyeshalom at Hungary’s western border to cross to Austria on foot.
Laszlo Szoke, the local mayor, told MTI that the immigrants were probably not ready to wait for the next train to Austria, that is why they set off on foot. He added that the border could be reached in about 30 minutes.
Earlier on Wednesday, public television M1 reported that immigrants at Budapest’s Keleti station were allowed to board trains to Austria or Germany in limited numbers.
Passengers with valid documents have precedence, while migrants are allowed to take the remaining seats, M1 said.
M1’s on-site correspondent at the Hungarian-Austrian border said that refugees are sometimes ordered off the train to give room for other passengers boarding the train at stations between Budapest and the border, but they can then take the next train to Austria.
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