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Metro reconstruction in the city center – Blue Trail underground

The area of ​​metro line M3 under reconstruction is currently walkable through the tunnel for about six kilometers. In the side tracks area of Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér, beyond the fence, the outlines of the trains can be seen, and in the intermediate section, the tracks of the seven stations to be transformed and the left-side tracks are missing in some places can be observed as well. We walked along the deep-core line section through the tunnel and climbed the steep ladders at each station to walk around the passenger and service areas to see the changes.

Surprises underground: an exclusive subway tour for the athletes of Prémium

More complex than they thought - the four athletes of the Prémium Média & Sport Management team, Norina Bak-Szabó, Anna Kiss, Zsanett Lakatos and Péter Bernek, left the Arany János utca metro station with this idea. The competitors gained insight behind the scenes with the help of Swietelsky Építő Kft., which is reconstructing the metro station, and the Budapest Közlekedési Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság (BKV Zrt.).

Accessibility on metro line M3

In connection with the reconstruction of metro line M3, measures aimed at creating equal opportunities have been the subject of extensive attention from the public. It has come a long way to the point where today we can talk about barrier-free access to the stations of metro line M3 and its implementation. Consultations and agreements with NGO-s, resolving technical difficulties, and clarifying the issue of funding - preceded the final concept.

Actual

Metro reconstruction in the city center – Blue Trail underground

The area of ​​metro line M3 under reconstruction is currently walkable through the tunnel for about six kilometers. In the side tracks area of Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér, beyond the fence, the outlines of the trains can be seen, and in the intermediate section, the tracks of the seven stations to be transformed and the left-side tracks are missing in some places can be observed as well. We walked along the deep-core line section through the tunnel and climbed the steep ladders at each station to walk around the passenger and service areas to see the changes.

In short, there is nothing reminiscent of the original states. The stations are being demolished, huge parts of escalators are being found in fewer and fewer places, temporary lighting is provided almost everywhere, the rooms are being transformed, and in some places new equipment has already replaced old structures. Asbestos removal is slowly being completed.

Click HERE for the video and HERE for the image gallery of the works.

Photos: Bence Horváth

Video: Júlia Vincze

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. 

 

 

 

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