- Hans Weber
- September 27, 2023
A landslide in Hungary changes train connections from the Czech Republic to Budapest again
Due to a landslide in Hungary, the timetable of trains from the Czech Republic to Budapest will be changed again from Monday, July 11th.
Following a request from the Hungarian side, Budapest’s arrival and departure times will be different for four EuroCity and two EuroNight trains. The services will also start and end at Budapest-Kelenföld station instead of Budapest-Keleti and Budapest Nyugati.
A slope has slid down the line in the Szob-Nagymaros-Visegrad section, about two kilometers long. The timetable was changed in June because of this.
According to preliminary estimates, the restriction, which ČD has warned about on its website, will last until the end of the summer holidays.
Budapest-Kelenföld station is further from the center of the Hungarian capital than the other two stations, but passengers can reach the center by metro or tram.
The new change affects a pair of EC Metropolitan trains, EC 130 and 131, and EN 476 and 477. The trains will arrive at their destination station in Budapest later and depart earlier than the standard timetable.