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Hungary completes feasibility study for V4 high-speed rail line

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Hungary is the first of the Visegrád Group members to complete its feasibility study for a high-speed rail line connecting Budapest with Warsaw, via Bratislava and Prague, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said after a summit of the V4 government leaders with Slovenia's prime minister in Ljubljana on Friday.

Szijjártó said the V4 transportation working group would meet in September.

The planned rail line will run for 170 km in Hungary, from the capital's Kelenföld station to Győr, then to the border with Austria and Slovakia, allowing a connection with high-speed rail lines in Western Europe, he said. Trains on the route could realistically travel at speeds of 230-320 km/hour, he added.

The rail line would cut travel time for trips from Budapest to Bratislava to 1.5 hours, from Budapest to Prague to 3.5 hours, and from Budapest to Warsaw to 5.5 hours, Szijjártó said. The connection to Western European high-speed rail networks would allow travelers to reach Frankfurt, Berlin, and Milan from Budapest within about half a day, he added.

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