According to the communication, new Cívis InterRégió trains will run hourly between Nyugati station and Debrecen (line 100), using modern FLIRT motor trains.
Long-distance traffic is increasing and there is a growing demand for trains to the big cities and to homes in the countryside as well as between cities, and at a later time than the usual last trains around 6-7 pm.
It is for this reason, the autumn extension of InterCity services between Budapest and Szeged will be followed by further extensions from the timetable change. Running times will be extended between the capital and Debrecen, Nyíregyháza, Miskolc, Eger, and Lake Balaton.
The main changes affecting the new Cívis InterRegio between Budapest and Debrecen:
Trains will stop only at Zuglo, Kőbánya-Kispest, and Ferihegy between Nyugati station and Cegléd, and at all stations and stops from Cegléd to Debrecen. From Nyugati railway station they depart every hour at 6:28 until 10:28 p.m., from Debrecen every hour at 2:30 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 4:30 a.m., and from 5:35 a.m. with the last at 6:35 p.m.
Surcharges will be abolished and InterRégio trains can be used without a supplementary fast train ticket.
Some of the more heavily used Cívis InterRegio trains will continue to run on Fridays and Sundays on the Budapest-Nyíregyháza and Záhony routes. The existing trains will be shortened or partly replaced by the Cívis InterRégio.
The Debrecen-Püspökladány section of the line will be served every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes in the afternoon, and the Debrecen-Záhony section every 30 minutes on weekdays: the InterRegio and passenger trains will be complemented by frequent, shuttle services, providing competitive access to school and work.
The regular trains between Nyíregyháza and Debrecen, both InterRegio and passenger trains, with a few exceptions, will run at intervals of just a few minutes.
The Tokaj circle InterCity trains – with the exception of IC682 – do not stop in Püspökladány, because the hourly InterRégios, as well as the InterCity and EuroCity trains running on the Püspökladány-Biharkeresztes line, also provide adequate service to Püspökladány in the direction of Budapest and Debrecen. The measure is part of the multi-stage timetable transformation, at the end of which, expectedly from 2025, trains will run at a speed of 160 km/h on the sections built and authorized for it.
For more information on the timetable, including details by region and by line, can be found at www.mav.hu/ujmenetrend.
Source: Hajdú Online, MÁV