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29th May, 2020

MÁV announces reduced services



State passenger railway company MÁV yesterday announced a new “epidemic” timetable for some lines valid from June 6 for an indefinite temporary period.

This reflects the large drop in passenger numbers due to the epidemic, the company said.

MÁV estimates that the new schedule affects 4% of passengers.

The number of passengers on domestic lines fell by 70% between March 15 and May 15, while international traffic was close to zero, MÁV reports.

On lines where the average number of passengers was below 10 – including 11 lines where the maximum was two – replacement buses will run.

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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