Long delays from Hungary to Slovakia to end Monday, trains partly replaced by buses

Landslide on the track by the Danube. Credit: MAVLandslide on the track by the Danube. Credit: MAV

Traffic is expected to return to normal at the end of the summer.

Last week’s landslide on the Hungarian railroad along the Danube will stop complicating traffic on the Czech railroad from Monday. Trains have been rerouted via Rajka and Gyor since June 10, causing delays of 60 to 120 minutes. Traffic will be reorganized as the road along the Danube has now been cleared, Czech Railways says.

Most of the EuroCity Metropolitan / Hungaria trains will be operated between Prague main train station and Szob. A substitute bus service will be provided in the Szob – Nagymaros section, and MAV-Start regional trains will be available to Budapest-Nyugati pu. station. Passengers must expect a later arrival in Budapest. They will also have to leave Budapest earlier if they want to catch a train from Szob to the Czech Republic.

Czech Railways, together with the Hungarian and Slovak railways, will prepare a revised timetable for the diverted trains, which will take into account the longer journey time between Bratislava and Budapest. Trains will depart earlier from Budapest so that they run on time between Bratislava and Breclav and on to Brno and Prague, or to Ostrava, Katowice, Warsaw and Terespol. The damaged section should be repaired by the end of August.

 

Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.

 

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