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Reconstruction in the city center - demolition, construction, below and above surface

In the middle section of metro line M3, the seven deepest stations will be comprehensively reconstructed. Works of Arany János utca and Ferenciek tere in the city center started already in March 2020, then in July Corvin-negyed and Semmelweis Klinikák, and in November Nyugati pályaudvar, Deák Ferenc tér and Kálvin tér stations became construction areas closed from passengers. On January 11 this year, the modernization of the tunnel also started, so a complete reconstruction is taking place on about five kilometers of line section.

Agreement - The tunnel reconstruction of metro line M3 continues

A letter of intent was concluded between BKV Zrt. and Swietelsky Vasúttechnika Kft. on 21 December 2020 regarding the amendment of the contract for the tunnel works of the middle section of metro line M3. The agreement is the result of months of negotiations, on the basis of which, on 11 January 2021, the full modernization of the tunnel will begin in the middle section.

Accessibility on the southern section of metro line M3

During the reconstruction of metro line M3, wide attention will be paid to its measures to create equal opportunities. The aspect of satisfying special needs requires the use of special tools, equipment and technical solutions. Visually and hearing impaired people can already use the renewed southern section of the metro line without hindrance, and the installation of elevators, to ensure the accessibility of people with reduced mobility is ongoing. It is expected that by the end of 2021, the stations on the section between Népliget and Kőbánya-Kispest will be accessible to everyone.

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Reconstruction in the city center - demolition, construction, below and above surface

In the middle section of metro line M3, the seven deepest stations will be comprehensively reconstructed. Works of Arany János utca and Ferenciek tere in the city center started already in March 2020, then in July Corvin-negyed and Semmelweis Klinikák, and in November Nyugati pályaudvar, Deák Ferenc tér and Kálvin tér stations became construction areas closed from passengers. On January 11 this year, the modernization of the tunnel also started, so a complete reconstruction is taking place on about five kilometers of line section.

In the passenger areas of the stations, apart from a few images, nothing evokes the former visual world. The characteristic coverings and furniture have disappeared, the dismantled materials are lined up on the platforms in bags and piles, so that they can be delivered to the Kőér utca vehicle depot of BKV Zrt. with an overnight or weekend delivery.

Click HERE for the video compilation about the works and HERE for the pictures!

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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