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Budapest Keleti Railway Station
Budapest Keleti railway station
Keleti pályaudvar  (Hungarian)
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Budapest Keleti viewed from the west.
LocationKerepesi út 2-4
1087 Budapest
Hungary
Coordinates47°30?01?N 19°05?02?E / 47.50028°N 19.08389°E / 47.50028; 19.08389Coordinates: 47°30?01?N 19°05?02?E / 47.50028°N 19.08389°E / 47.50028; 19.08389
Owned byHungarian State Railways (MÁV)
Line(s)1 Bp.Keleti pu. - Hegyeshalom
80 Bp.Keleti pu. - Sátoraljaújhely
120 Bp.Keleti pu. - L?kösháza
150 Bp.Keleti pu. - Kelebia
Platforms18
ConnectionsMetro: BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg
Tram: KRESZ villamos.svg 24
Construction
ArchitectGyula Rochlitz
History
Opened16 August 1884; 135 years ago (1884-08-16)
Location
Keleti pályaudvar
Keleti pályaudvar
Keleti pályaudvar
Keleti pályaudvar (Budapest)
Keleti Terminal in 1912

Budapest Keleti (eastern) railway station (Hungarian: Keleti pályaudvar) is the main international and inter-city railway terminal in Budapest, Hungary.

The station stands where Rákóczi út splits to become Kerepesi Avenue and Thököly Avenue. Keleti pályaudvar translates to Eastern Railway Terminus. Its name in 1891 originates not only for its position as the easternmost of the city's rail termini, but for its original role as a terminus of the lines from eastern Hungary including Transylvania, and the Balkans. In contrast, the Nyugati (western) railway station used to serve lines toward Vienna and Paris.

Architecture

The building was designed in eclectic style by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy and constructed between 1881 and 1884. The main façade is adorned with two statues depicting James Watt and George Stephenson. Inside the station are frescos by Karoly Lotz.[1]

Train connections

The following trains call at this station:

Keleti Station and Baross Square in 1985

I. International services:

  • Railjet trains
    • Bp-Keleti pu. - Gy?r - Vienna - St Pölten - Linz - Salzburg Hbf
    • Bp-Keleti pu. - Gy?r - Vienna - St Pölten - Linz - Salzburg - München Hbf
    • Bp-Keleti pu. - Gy?r - Vienna - St Pölten - Linz - Salzburg - Innsbruck - Zürich Hb
  • EuroCity trains - EC
  • EuroNight trains - EN
    • (Kálmán Imre) Bp-Keleti pu. - Gy?r - Vienna - St Pölten - Linz - Salzburg - München Hbf
    • (Metropol) Bp-Keleti pu. - Bratislava - Brno - Prague
    • (Ister) Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Békéscsaba - Arad - Deva - Sibiu - Brasov - Bucure?ti Nord
  • Int. InterCity trains - IC
    • (Rába) Bp-Keleti pu. - Gy?r - Szombathely - Graz Hbf
    • (Rippl-Rónai) Bp-Keleti pu. - Dombóvár - Kaposvár - Koprivnica - Zagreb Glavni Kol.
    • (Hernád, Rákóczi) Bp-Keleti pu. - Miskolc - Ko?ice
    • (Corona, Hargita) Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Püspökladány - Oradea - Cluj Napoca - Miercurea Ciuc - Brasov
    • (Körös) Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Békéscsaba - Arad - Timi?oara Nord
    • (Transsylvania) Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Békéscsaba - Arad - Deva - Sibiu - Brasov
    • (Traianus) Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Békéscsaba - Arad - Timi?oara - Drobeta Tr.Severin - Craiova - Bucure?ti Nord
  • Int. Express trains
    • (Dacia) Wien Westbf - Gy?r - Tatabánya - Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Békéscsaba - Arad - Deva - Brasov - Bucure?ti Nord
    • (Beograd) Bp-Keleti pu. - Kiskunhalas - Subotica - Novi Sad - Belgrade

II. Inland

  • Intercity trains - IC
    • (Borostyánk?-T?ztorony, Claudius-Volt Fesztivál, Savaris-Scarbantia, Alpokalja-Kékfrankos, Répce-Sopron Bank)
      Bp-Keleti pu. - Kelenföld - Tatabánya - Gy?r - Csorna / Répcelak - Szombathely / Sopron
    • (Baranya, Dráva, Mecsek, PTE, Sopianae, Tenkes, Tettye, Tubes, Zeng?)
      Bp-Keleti pu. - Kelenföld - Sárbogárd - Pincehely - Dombóvár - Sásd - Szentl?ric - Pécs
    • (Abaúj, Borsod, Hámor, Lillafüred, Sajó, Szinva)
      Bp-Keleti pu. - Füzesabony - Miskolc-Tiszai
    • Austrian ÖBB Railjet opererates every 2 hours on the Budapest-Wien-München Line
      (Dália, Jázmin, Kamilla, Rózsa)
      Bp-Keleti pu. - Füzesabony - Miskolc-Tiszai - Szerencs - Tokaj - Nyíregyháza
    • (Tokaj, Tulipán)
      Bp-Keleti pu. - Füzesabony - Miskolc-Tiszai - Szerencs - Tokaj - Nyíregyháza - Debrecen
    • (Alföld, Békés, Csanád, Viharsarok)
      Bp-Keleti pu. - Szolnok - Mez?túr - Gyoma - Mez?berény - Békéscsaba - Kétegyháza - L?kösháza

Metro

Keleti pályaudvar has been a station on the M2 (East-West) line of the Budapest Metro since the line opened in 1970. The metro station is 14 metres (46 ft) underground and 193 metres (633 ft) in length with the platform 180 metres (590 ft). In March 2014, Line 4 opened making Keleti a transfer point between the two Metro lines.[2]

Airport

A planned fast train service would connect the station with Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Since 36 of 53 Intercity services to Budapest operate from this railway station, it seems highly probable that this plan will materialize.

Baross tér redevelopment

Since it faces due east, at the Vernal equinox, the sun rises and lights the train shed

The façade of Budapest Keleti faces onto a large three-sided plaza called Baross tér. In 2005, work began to construct a pedestrian concourse and exits to allow better access between the Keleti Pályudvar Station on Budapest Metro Line 4 and long-distance train facilities. The statue of Gábor Baross, for whom the square is named, was returned to its location in December 2013 and work completed in March 2014.[3]

Public Transport

Budapest Keleti railway station is located in the 8th district of Budapest, Hungary.

  • Metro: BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg
  • Tram: KRESZ villamos.svg 24
  • Trolleybus: KRESZ troli.svg 73, 76, 78, 79, 80, 80A
  • Bus: BKV busz symbol.svg 5, 7, 7E, 8E, 20E, 30, 30A, 108E, 110, 112, 133E, 178, 230
  • Nocturnal lines: BKK night line logo.svg 907, 908, 931, 956, 973, 990

Distance from other railway stations

In popular culture

The railway station will appear in the 2020 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Keleti Train Station". Budapest City Guide.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Automated metro Line M4 opens in Budapest". Railway Gazette International. 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ "The statue of Gábor Baross in a worthy place again" (Press release). Mayor's Office of the Municipality of Budapest. 6 December 2014. Retrieved .

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