The biggest railway development of Budapest in decades
The development of railways helps the environment, as emissions decrease, and the exact purpose of the construction of the Southern Railway in Budapest is to have fewer cars on the roads and thereby reduce air pollution. This ambitious development would not only make the lives of commuters easier, but the lives of those who want to travel within Budapest, as the number of trains would be increased, and new stations would be built as well, reported Magyar Építők.
The current Southern railway carries 95% of the traffic crossing the Danube, and three major European railway lines also meet here; the railway is at its limit. As the cross-section is so narrow, the number of trains coming into Budapest from Érd or Pécel cannot be increased. Budapest’s inner railway lines are mostly abandoned and unused, and metro lines are not directly connected with local railways.
The new Southern railway would solve these problems. As it was reported before, a new bridge across the Danube would also ease traffic for thousands of drivers, in case they will not be able to use the new Southern railway. This would be the first railway development in decades that would not only serve commuters from nearby the capital but locals of Budapest as well. The development would see three new 21st century stations being built between Kelenföld and Ferencváros, and a new track.
On the new railway, trains could go every 10 to 15 minutes and would link Érd, Budaörs and other agglomerations of Buda, Budafok-Nagytétény, Kelenföld, Újbuda’s university part, Soroksári way, the Southern City Gate, Népliget, Kőbánya-Kispest, the airport and the agglomeration of Pest. As the new railway development would include and connect so many places, Budapest‘s car traffic is hoped to decrease, and as a result, the air would clear around the capital. Hungary’s most developed noise barrier would be built as a part of the construction.
The wall would be on the Hamzsabég way, Sárbogárd way and Dombóvár way, and is expected to reduce the noise of train traffic by 50%. The Hamzsabég park will also have some new developments; 2000 new trees around the territory will replace the trees that had to be cut down because of the construction.