Budapest, September 3 (MTI) – A train full of migrants left Budapest’s Keleti railway station, but only travelled until the town of Bicske, 35 kilometres west of Budapest, where migrants were taken off the train by police, an MTI correspondent said.
Police then placed groups of migrants on buses bound for the local reception centre. Some 20 police cars are in the area, the correspondent said. Interpreters are at the scene telling the migrants that they cannot travel onwards without valid documentation.
The migrants are shouting “No camp!” and are refusing to come out of the underpass connecting the platforms with the train station, MTI’s correspondent said.
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2015. September 03. 14:34
Migrants back on train at Bicske, refuse to go to camp
Budapest, September 3 (MTI) – Migrants who boarded a train at Budapest’s Keleti railway station on Thursday morning and told by police to get off in the town of Bicske near a refugee camp, have now got back on the train, an MTI correspondent said.
Police first placed groups of migrants on buses bound for the local reception centre in Bicske, 35km west of Budapest, but many of them refused, staying instead in an underpass connecting the platforms with the station. Police told the migrants through interpreters that they cannot travel onwards without valid documentation, but many of them are now boarding the train again, the correspondent said.
There were about 100 migrants on the train, most of them men, though some women and children also had boarded.
Some 20 police cars are in the area, the correspondent said. The migrants shouted “No camp!” and re-boarded the train amid a stand-off with police officers.
Several other trains stopped at Bicske station; disembarking passengers were escorted by police to the station building, the correspondent added.