Expert: Metro renovation could take longer than expected

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The scheduled deadline for the renovation of Budapest’s M3 Metro line by 2019 might be impossible to meet, Ervin Lakatos, an engineer working on the renovation, told Hungarian daily Népszabadság today.

Due to the unexpected appearance of blocks of flats around the line and neglected maintenance of the past few decades, workers on the renovation might meet “many unpleasant surprises”, which could delay the completion of the works. 

The engineer reportedly told the paper that the section between Nagyvárad tér and Deák Ferenc tér stations should have been renovated 15-20 years ago, and some of the technical solutions on these section cannot be fixed but need to be replaced.

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