MÁV Passenger Numbers Plunge In Hungary

  • 8 Apr 2020 8:16 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
MÁV Passenger Numbers Plunge In Hungary
Passenger traffic on domestic train routes has fallen by 80% due to the coronavirus epidemic, chairman and CEO Róbert Homolya of state railway company MÁV said on Tuesday, adding that rail service is uninterrupted.

Most passengers are travelling on suburban rail services around Budapest, with some operating at 40-50% capacity, he added.

The decline on international routes is even sharper, as passenger numbers are down by 97-98%.

Only one train a day runs to Austria, and another to Germany.

The number of passenger trains running in Hungary has declined only slightly, from 3,300 before the crisis, to 3,150 today.

MTI Photo: Zoltán Máthé

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