New bilateral discussions about a Budapest-Bucharest high-speed railway line

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Transport Minister Lucian Sova held talks with Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto on the possibility of setting up a high-speed rail line on the Budapest-Bucharest route, a press release informs.

The discussions took place in the context of the Transport Ministerial Summit in Budapest, during March 5-6.

This topic was also debated a month ago when Peter Szijjarto had talks with Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu. On that occasion, Szijjarto also said that Romania and Hungary have agreed on the first high speed train in the region to connect Budapest to Cluj Napoca.

The Hungarian Gov’t has allotted EUR 3.3 million for the feasibility study on this project and the railway line would be extended by Romania up to Bucharest.

According to the Hungarian diplomat, the high-speed train connection between Budapest and Cluj will be probably developed in a first phase, and then, the two capitals, in a second phase.


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