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20th September, 2019

MÁV cancels trains over lack of drivers



The state passenger railway company MÁV cancelled four suburban commuter trains Wednesday due to a lack of drivers, the mass transit advocacy group KTE reported on Thursday.

The cancelled trains were to run evening return routes from Budapest to Pécel, a suburb of Budapest.

MÁV cancelled another 30 trains in August due to a lack of personnel, the company reported earlier.

KTE will stage a demonstration at Keleti Railway Station in Budapest at 6 p.m. on September 26 in protest of systemic problems at MÁV.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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