Reconstruction in the foreground

As we previously reported demolitions were exchanged by reconstruction works in many areas of metro line M3; however plenty of these happened in those sections what won’t be visible for the ridership even after the works are finished, such as reshaping the service areas, replacing the public utilities.


Machines and men

As for every grand-scale reconstruction - just like the ongoing works at metro line M3 - besides the experts, specialized machines are needed to take part in the different phases of work.


Reconstruction in the background

During the works all the areas of metro line M3 will be renewed, meaning that currently the works are happening not just in the tunnel but in those areas as well what are resctricted to the ridership. There were many changes (regulational ones also) since the first subway cars put into operation back in the seventies. The service areas in the background will be refurbished according to the renewed directives.



Renewing monuments in the metro

There are many enamel-made pieces of art on metro line M3 what are decorating the passenger areas since the nineties. An important part of the reconstruction is to restore and renew these pictures. Besides some cases majority of the arts will appear on the same areas where they were originally placed to. Some minor placement modifications are necessary due to the accessability-related structural works (building of the elevator shafts); an example for this is the picture titled „Surface and texture” made by Gábor Tari at Újpest-Központ terminus. Experts were discussed the possibility to bend or to separate the picture into some parts in order to build the elevator shaft, yet in the end the decision was to keep it intact but to place it somewhere else in the station.


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Expected changes

As a part of a comprehensive reconstruction on the new line, a modern truck will be built, there will be a complete electrical reconstruction, the safety equipement will be replaced, the train control system and conductor systems will be replaced, the passenger areas and the stations will be renovated​. The renovation of the trains have already started. The first refurbished trains have been in operation since March of 2017.