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Budapest Keleti railway station

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Budapest Keleti railway station (Budapest East Station) is one of the main international and inter-city railway terminals in Budapest. 

It lies at the end of Rákóczi Avenue and at the beginning of Kerepesi Avenue and Thököly Avenue. The terminal is named after the eastern (keleti) direction towards Transylvania and the Balkans.

The building was constructed in eclectic style between 1881 and 1884 and was one of the most modern railway stations of Europe in that time.  The main façade is adorned with two statues of James Watt and George Stephenson.

Keleti pályaudvar is also a station of the M2 (East-West) line of the Budapest Metro. The metro station's length is 193 m, the platform length is 180 m, underground depth is 14 m. From about 2015 on, it will be a station of the Line 4 (Budapest Metro), too.

There is also a fast train service planned that would connect this railway station with the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The fact that the majority of Intercity services (36 out of 53) arrive at this railway station makes this decision more probable. Also, recently, almost all international trains serving Budapest call at Keleti station.

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Budapest Keleti provides connections to the following international destinations:

Graz, Vienna (Austria)

Sarajevo, (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Sofia, (Bulgaria)

Zagreb, (Croatia)

Prague, (Czech Republic)

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich (Germany)

Warsaw (Poland)

Bucharest, Sibiu, Arad, Timişoara (Romania)

Bryansk, Kaluga, Moscow (Russia)

Belgrade, (Serbia)

Bar, (Montenegro)

Bratislava, Košice (Slovakia)

Ljubliana, (Slovenia)

Zürich, (Switzerland)

Kyiv, Lviv (Ukraine)

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