Railway authorities approved the building of a new train station on Hungária Boulevard. The new station will presumably have a lot of traffic.
The new station will be on the way between Keleti Railway Station and Kőbánya and will be important in terms of the accessibility of traffic. Thanks to the station, trams will be more accessible in the area, and people will be able to directly take bus 9 from there, wrote Telex. The new station will be named after the new Museum of Transport, and the plans will be made by next year, with the contribution of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro architecture office.
The design studio was founded in 1981, and, according to their website, the studio’s practice “spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. With a focus on cultural and civic projects, DS+R’s work addresses the changing role of institutions and the future of cities. The studio is based in New York and is comprised of over 100 architects, designers, artists, and researchers, led by four partners—Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, and Benjamin Gilmartin.”
The new station is expected to have a lot of traffic and also decrease transport by cars. The project could start next summer and be finished by 2024.
Dávid Vitézy, CEO of the Budapest Development Centre and acting director-general of the Museum of Transport, shared the plans and expectations regarding the project in his Facebook post.
According to what he wrote, passengers of the Hatvan and Újszász-Szolnok railway lines (S80, Z80, S60, Z60) will be able to pass to trams 1, 37, 28, and 62 from the new station, or go to bus 9. The Museum of Transport, the surrounding residential areas, the Eiffel Hall of the Opera House, the Nándor Hidegkuti Stadium, and the northern part of Népliget will also be easy to get to once the new station is built. Bicycle stands will be placed at the station as well – 120 regulars and 30 that can be locked.
Source: Telex, dsrny.com, Facebook/ Vitézy Dávid