Budapest, 23 March 2023 – The reconstruction of metro line M3 will soon be completed, with the country's busiest railway line expected to be completed in two months' time, in May. From 20 March, trains will be running again on weekdays on the entire line between Kőbánya-Kispest and Újpest-központ, but they will not stop at Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér because the stations are still being renovated. During the weekend, work is being carried out to ensure that the metro can continue to run, so on weekends the metro runs only between Újpest-központ and Göncz Árpád városközpont, and between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Kőbánya-Kispest the M3 replacement bus is available.
Weekend traffic on the metro line
From Saturday, 25 March, the M3 metro will run on weekends between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Újpest-központ, and between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Kőbánya-Kispest you can travel with the M3 metro replacement bus running in the bus lane.
On these days, Lehel tér and Nagyvárad tér can also be reached by the M3 replacement buses running between Göncz Árpád városközpont and Kőbánya-Kispest, therefore the M14 and M30 replacement buses will not run, but the 34 and 106 buses will so, to Lehel tér instead of Göncz Árpád városközpont, as on weekdays.
Weekday traffic on the metro line
On weekdays, the M3 metro will run on the entire line between Kőbánya-Kispest and Újpest-központ, but trains will not stop at Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér.
Nagyvárad tér and its surroundings can be reached by the M30 bus from Népliget and the 83 trolleybus, from Keleti pályaudvar and the city centre by tram 23 (former 2M) and 24 according to the new sign, and from Semmelweis Klinikák by a short walk or with MOL Bubi.
Lehel tér and its surroundings can be reached by the M14 bus from Nyugati pályaudvar, and by the extended 34 and 106 buses from Göncz Árpád városközpont.
The M14 and M30 shuttle buses run only on weekdays.
The reconstruction will be finished soon
The reconstruction of metro line M3 started in autumn 2017. The five-and-a-half-year project has seen the metro line's infrastructure completely renewed, including new tracks, replacement of safety equipment and insulation of the tunnels.
All stations have been given a new look and interior, and great emphasis has been placed on accessibility. This includes the installation of lifts and inclined elevators to enable people with reduced mobility to use the metro, and tactile signs to assist visually impaired people.
The reconstruction works of metro line M3, the busiest railway line in the country, is expected to be completed in two months' time with the opening of the stations at Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér. From May, trains will run every day along the entire line and passengers will be able to use all stations. Once the reconstruction is complete, Budapesters and visitors to the capital will have a brand new metro.