The renewed tracks are tested by subway cars

The northern section of metro line M3 slowly recovers into its original function, and passengers are again walk around, use, and travel across the completely renewed stations. While everything in the passenger areas is slowly getting into place, the tracks are fenced off by barriers, because from March the 5th, the new track will be tested by subway cars.

The smoke drills ended on the northern section of metro line M3

The smoke test held at Újpest-Központ station on the 19th of February 2019 officially ended the test series, which lasted for almost a month, during which the verification of the most efficient operation of the heat and smoke extraction system was examined, tested and observed by specialists, with the involvement of various representatives of several authorities.


The official inspection of the water mist estinguishing system was successfully completed

During the reconstruction of metro line M3, fire protection was given a particularly important role in increasing safety. In accordance with the current National Fire Protection Regulations, an automatic fire extinguishing system was installed in the stations, at the areas near the platform, and in the cable space under the platform. The advantage of this newly installed water mist extinguishing system is that during the operation, a minimal and nature-friendly extinguishing agent is injected into the space (reduction of secondary water damage), thereby enabling faster recovery, thus ensuring continuous operation of the subway. It is not needed to wait until the third rail is de-energized during its operation.

Photo: Bence Horváth

Expected changes

As a part of a comprehensive reconstruction on the new line, a modern truck will be built, there will be a complete electrical reconstruction, the safety equipement will be replaced, the train control system and conductor systems will be replaced, the passenger areas and the stations will be renovated​. The renovation of the trains have already started. The first refurbished trains have been in operation since March of 2017.