Why is it necessary to close the whole section of metro line M3 after weekday’s peak times and at the weekends - during the other renovations scheduled to summer break also?
The reconstruction of metro line M3 is the major project of Budapest since last year’s November. Organizing and executing the required works is a difficult and comlex logistical task, since the only permanent surface connection of the metro situated at the Kőér utca vehicle depot, what lies at the southern end of the 17 km long line. All machinery, tools and materials are transported inside from here on special railway cars (flat wagons) to the northern section under reconstruction and the materials, debris are also transported from the tunnel on this location. To reduce this logistic difficulty at Temesvári utca a new opening was created by dismounting the superstructure (previously reported HERE), but this cannot serve as an alternative route at all times, for example when the new rail parts are being delivered inside.
Photos: Bence Horváth