Reconstruction of Budapest-Belgrade Railway in Hungary Begins
Reconstruction of Hungarian section of Budapest-Belgrade railway began on Monday, July 13, with the entry into force the Contract on Revitalization of the Project, stated the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology.
Minister of innovation and technology, László Palkovics said to the companies in charge of construction that preparations for the project are going according to the plan and that it is expected for the reconstruction to be completed by 2025.
As Palkovics said, reconstruction of this railway line will enable Hungary to become a part of fastest route for goods transported between Greece and Western Europe, and simultaneously, thanks to it the travel time between Budapest and Belgrade will be cut in half.
Currently, the travel time on the relation is eight hours, after the reconstruction it will be cut down by four hours, explained Palkovics.
The reconstruction is being done by Chinese company Tiejiuju Engineering and Construction, Chinese-Hungarian company for project coordination, Hungarian unit of Chinese company for railway electrification and others.