Another step in the Danube Tunnel project – an environmental impact assessment is already being sought
He regularly reported on the railway tunnel project between Kelenföld and Nyugati railway station. Most recently, the Portfolio and Budapest Development Center (BFK) we reported on a conference co-organized by the company, where the benefits of the tunnel and the expected impact were described.
The in a public procurement notice A call for tenders for the environmental impact assessment of the BFK tunnel was published on Tuesday.
According to the tender, it is the responsibility of the contractor
- the construction of a new railway tunnel to the Western Railway Station through the South Railway Station area,
- the transformation of the Western Railway Station into a Central Railway Station,
- the development of main railway stations and line sections in Budapest,
- Preparation of the railway interoperability of Budapest and the development of the operating conditions of the railway operation,
- and the change of function of the areas released from railway operations.
The effects of the operation of the railway line are being studied
The task is to prepare two basic studies related to the above, an environmental impact study, and to obtain an environmental permit.
Dávid Vitézy, CEO of the Budapest Development Center (BFK) According to Facebook post the impact assessment extended to the consequences of the construction, the removal of the extracted materials, and later the operation of the railway line, or the choice of how to obtain all this in order to minimize the disturbance to the environment from these operations.
It is necessary to assess what kind of munitions clearance will be needed, to plan the ventilation of stations, to remove the heat and smoke in case of a possible fire, it is necessary to conduct on-site visits and measurements. For example, the current noise level must be measured, and a noise map must be drawn so that it can be compared to what was experienced during construction – read in the entry of Dávid Vitézy.
The tunnel will be almost 5 kilometers long
The railway tunnel, which is about 5 kilometers long and connects the main railway stations, is designed to handle 2 single-track, suburban and long-distance passenger traffic at a speed of 80 km / h.
On the Kelenföld – Nyugati railway station section, 2 new stops are planned in advance: a four-track deep station in the area of Vérmező / Széll Kálmán tér and a two-track stop in the area of Sashegy (Villányi út) or Naphegy (Hegyalja út / Mészáros utca) and at the end of Nyugati.
Offers are welcome until November 12th.