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Integrating Hungary in a European high-speed railway network will be “the grandest railway project of our life”, State Secretary László Mosoczi told an online conference on the Budapest-Warsaw railway development project aimed at connecting the Visegrad countries and Austria.

Once the new service is complete within the next 10 years, Vienna and Bratislava will be accessible from Budapest in less than 2 hours, Prague in 3.5 hours, and Warsaw in 5.5 hours, the state secretary said.

The project, he insisted, will guarantee a sustainable future for Hungarian railways.

Hungary has spent over 2,000 billion forints (EUR 5.6bn) on domestic railway developments in the past 15 years, while the government could spend “several times as much” in future to increase the competitiveness of the railway, Mosoczi said.

The state secretary noted the European Union’s directive of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent before 2050, and said that

“the real solution” could be switching over from cars and aircraft to trains, which “could even ensure full emissions-free operations”.

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3 comments
  1. Exciting and Wonderful news.
    A lover of rail travel and overall complimentary to our present rail network to enable travel throughout Europe, this project will off shoot many bonuses for Hungary.
    European Rail – is in a fast moving new and exciting era embraced by large numbers of European countries seeing it’s advantages over plane, automobile and bus travel throughout Europe.
    BIG winner for Hungary.

  2. I am not knocking the project but there is one flaw with this idea. That flaw is thinking it will cut green house gases and other damaging effects to the environment by parking jets and cars. WRONG! The power either has to be generated by natural gas, coal, solar, wind or nuclear. ALL of them have their downsides. Nuclear is a gift that keeps giving for thousands of years after the plants are decommisioned at the end of their service life, Natural gas requires damaging the planet by drilling for it plus pipelines everywhere to distribute it. Coal gives off lots of polution and its mining is damaging to the planet. Solar equipment manufacturing uses toxic chemicals, Wind towers are unsightly, hazzardous to birds and also use toxic chemicals to be manufactured.

    There is no free ride folks, everything comes with a price one way or another.

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