The renewed and beautified Marble Hall of Budapest’s Nyugati Railway Station has been given back to the passengers.
Budapest’s illustrious Western Railway station turned 145 years old today, and its Marble Hall is again in service of the passengers. The building’s entire roof has been renewed during the restoration project. Furthermore, the stone pillars, the glass wall and the upper glass stripe separating the hall from the rail tracks were renovated just like the outer brick surface.
Moreover, the reparation and surface treatment of the steel support structures, the plastering and painting of the inner walls were also carried out. The heating and lightning protection systems were renewed.
Information monitors were placed in the hall. Additionally, more ticket and season ticket vending machines were set up in the Nyugati railway station. Twelve of them were placed in the glass hall, eight in the marble hall, while four in the track hall, the Hungarian State Railway wrote on their Facebook page.
Below you may watch a video how the Nyugati railway station would have looked, had there been enough money. János Lázár, minister of construction and investment, said during the summer that there was no money to renew the station. A recently published government decree, however, appointed secretary for traffic, Dávid Vitézy, to supervise the renovation project in the framework of the Hungarian State Railways. Világgazdaság argues that the project may get a fresh boost thanks to that.
Source: Facebook/MÁV, Világgazdaság