A sneak peek beneath the Danube
If you have visited Budapest recently you have likely seen plenty of construction in popular downtown areas, like Szt. Gellért tér (Gellért Baths), Fővám tér (Central Market Hall) and Kálvin tér (Ráday utca).
Much of this construction is part of Budapest’s 4th subway line. When the line will be completed remains to be seen, however I really liked Mark’s photos from 35 meters (115 feet) below ground and wanted to share them with you. He visited the stretch between Gellért tér and Fővám tér, which is particularly special as it runs below the River Danube.
Construction on the line commenced in November 2006, but the seemingly never-ending project started way before. In fact, the first plans to build metro 4 were proposed in 1972. The entire route will be 12.7 km (7.9 miles) long with 16 stops. Currently phase one is being built with 10 stops, which will connect Kelenföldi Pályaudvar in Buda with Keleti Pályaudvar in Pest.
Photos by Márk Mervai