“Talks begun” on new high-speed Budapest-to-Warsaw railway

The foreign minister of Hungary has revealed plans to build a high-speed railway between Budapest, Bratislava and Warsaw, Hungary Today reports.

Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday that discussions had begun about building a 350km/h line, which would cut the time needed to travel between the second and third largest cities in east and central Europe from 11 hours to five, and reduce a trip between Budapest to Bratislava to 90 minutes.

Szijjarto made his remarks to reporters attending the ceremonial opening of a bridge over the River Danube between Hungary and Slovakia, near Komarom in northern Hungary.

The plan would, he added, be the region’s first high speed line, and would allow its economic growth to enter "a completely new dimension".

Image: Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto (Dreamstime)

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