- 23 Jul 2018 8:21 AM
- Hungary Matters
Corina Creţu, the EU commissioner for regional policies, said the modernisation of the entire line from Budapest to Keszthely will take place in two stages. As part of the project, 38 road and 124 pedestrian crossings will be modernised, while 13 new pedestrian crossings will be installed.
The project is planned to be completed by April 2019. “By enhancing transport infrastructure, this project will offer better services for thousands of travellers using the railway line every day.
This will bring many advantages for the economy and tourism in the Balaton region,” the commissioner said. The first stage of the reconstruction of the Budapest-Keszthely railway line, the 53km section between Szántód-Kőröshegy and Balatonszentgyörgy, has already been completed and was opened to traffic on June 14.
MTI Photo: Varga György