500 kilometers of railway to connect Debrecen to Pécs, Szeged and Oradea

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and János Lázár discussed the southern railway line.

A video uploaded to the Facebook page of Lázár suggests that the government is considering to implement a 500 km section of new railway tracks in the country at the cost of 800 billion forints. Lázár proposes a 5-10 year implementation period to the government.

Railway Hungary Debrecen Oradea - 500 kilometers of railway to connect Debrecen to Pécs, Szeged and Oradea

According to MTI, the railway line will connect the cities of Pécs, Baja, Subotica (Szabadka), Szeged, Hódmezővásárhely, Békéscsaba, Salonta (Nagyszalonta), Oradea (Nagyvárad) and Debrecen.

The politician said that the Serbian and Hungarian governments will hold a joint meeting in April, and the development of the new railway line will be one of the agenda items.

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“The Serbian government is willing to financially support this development”, said the politician.

The new railway line is in accordance with the European Union’s transport development strategy, and some EU support is expected;but the politician suggested the government to invest some domestic budgets.

Lázár stressed that the government sees the Great Plain region as an economic resource with plenty of reserves. However, the development of transport infrastructure is essential.

Thanks to the development, you will be able to get from Szeged to Subotica in thirty minutes, and to Pécs in less than two hours. Between Pécs and Baja, the journey will be half an hour.