- 3 Nov 2017 8:00 AM
During the reconstruction period, metro line 3, stretching north-south on the Pest side and serving about 600,000 commuters daily, is to operate between the southern end station of Kőbánya- Kispest and Lehel tér on weekdays.
On weekends and during the night, the trains are to be replaced by buses.
Socialist councillor Csaba Horváth said that the replacement buses are only enough to transport two thirds of the metro line’s passengers.
If the capacity is to drop by a third, the city should cut the prices of passes by a third, too, he said.
Horváth blamed the municipality for a lack of drivers and vehicles which he said proved that the mayor and his colleagues are incapable of properly managing the project.
The councillor also slammed the reconstruction plans, saying it was “only a bigger clean-up and rustproofing”, and failed to tackle the most run-down sections.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.