Budapest's M3 Metro Northern Section Reopened

  • 29 Mar 2019 8:16 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Budapest's M3 Metro Northern Section Reopened
The northern section of the M3 metro reopened to passengers on Saturday afternoon, after Strabag and Swietelsky have completed upgrade works.

Mayor István Tarlós officially reopened subway traffic between the upgraded Újpest-Központ and Lehel tér stations.

The entire line will be open for only a few days, as an upgrade of the southern section between Kőbánya-Kispest and Nagyvárad tér begins on April 6.

During the construction works, metro replacement buses transport passengers as follows:

– On April 6, (Saturday) and April 7 (Sunday) the metro runs between Újpest-központ and Nagyvárad tér; between Nagyvárad tér and Kőbánya-Kispest you can travel by metro replacement bus

– From April 8 (on weekdays), the metro between Újpest-központ and Nagyvárad tér runs full-time, and you can travel by metro replacement bus between Nagyvárad tér and Kőbánya-Kispest

– From the 13th of April (at weekends) the metro operates between Lehel tér and Újpest-központ, between Lehel tér and Kőbánya-Kispest stations you can travel by metro replacement bus

Road traffic during the reconstruction of the southern section of metro line M3

Bus lanes will be created along Üllői út, traffic patterns and traffic light programmes will be modified on several road sections, therefore BKK advises drivers to pay more attention while being on the road.

Drivers are advised to expect road traffic changes on several road sections used by metro replacement services: bus lanes will be designated along Üllői út on a few sections between Nagyvárad tér and Határ út, while traffic pattern changes will be in place at the following locations: on Üllői út by Nagyvárad tér where replacement buses need to turn back, as well as at the intersection of Üllői út and Ecseri út, at the end of Vágóhíd utca in Ferencváros (District 9) and in Vak Bottyán utca in Kispest (District 19).

The bus lane will be extended on Soroksári út, in Kőbánya (District 10) on Vajda Péter út as well as on the city section of highway M5 in the direction of the inner city.

Furthermore, traffic pattern and signalling changes will be in place on other roads, therefore BKK advises motorists to drive more carefully.

Read more about reconstruction of metro line M3

MTI Photo: Balogh Zoltán

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