Traffic in the Szob - Nagymaros-Visegrad section will initially run on only one track at reduced speed.
Long-distance trains between the Czech Republic and Hungary will return to normal operation on July 30. Traffic was disrupted by a large landslide in the Szob – Nagymaros-Visegrad section on June 10. The section will be back in operation about a month earlier than originally expected, Czech Railways announced today.
At present, most EC Metropolitan/Hungaria trains only run in the Prague/Brno – Szob section due to repairs to the damaged line. Further towards Budapest, passengers have to make do with substitute bus transport and regional MAV-Start trains.
Two pairs of daytime trains (EC 280/281 and EC 130/131) and the EN 476/477 Metropol night train are diverted via Gyor and Rajka. These operate between Bratislava and Budapest at changed times and they arrive to and depart from Budapest-Kelenfold station.
“The restrictions will be terminated on July 29, and from the following day all these services will run according to the regular timetables, i.e. on the original routes Prague – Breclav – Bratislava – Budapest and Terespol – Warsaw – Ostrava – Breclav – Budapest and back,” said Czech Railways spokesman Petr Posta.
At the same time, the departure (arrival) station in the Hungarian capital will be unified. All trains between the Czech Republic and Hungary, including those currently diverted via Gyor, will run again to and from Budapest-Nyugati as of July 30.
Traffic in the Szob – Nagymaros-Visegrad section will initially run on only one track at reduced speed. Czech Railways have announced possible delays of up to 15 minutes.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.