Dávid Dorosz, Deputy Mayor, said that the realisation of metro line 5 depends on other projects that need to be done, and considered finances as well.
The Urban and Suburban Transport Association claimed in a Facebook post that the completion of such construction could cost almost as much as €1.5 billion (500 billion forints). And it would not even accommodate the needs of commuters.
Budapest Development Center has already put out a tender for planning the first phase. This would include the expansion of southern lines, renovations of the already existing ones and making the stops more accessible for disabled people.