Jump to content

Budapest Keleti station

Coordinates: 47°30′01″N 19°05′02″E / 47.50028°N 19.08389°E / 47.50028; 19.08389
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Budapest Keleti station

Keleti pályaudvar
Budapest Keleti viewed from the west
General information
LocationKerepesi út 2-4
1087 Budapest
Coordinates47°30′01″N 19°05′02″E / 47.50028°N 19.08389°E / 47.50028; 19.08389
Elevation116 metres (381 ft)
Owned byHungarian State Railways (MÁV)
Tram: 24
ArchitectGyula Rochlitz
Other information
Opened16 August 1884; 139 years ago (1884-08-16)
The inscription "Keleti Palyaudvar" visible on the main facade in Hungarian means "Eastern Station".

Budapest Keleti station (Hungarian: Keleti pályaudvar; "eastern railway station") is the main international and inter-city railway terminal in Budapest, Hungary.

The station stands where Rákóczi Avenue splits to become Kerepesi Avenue and Thököly Avenue. Its name in 1891 originates not only from its position as the easternmost of the city's rail termini, but for its original role as a terminus of the lines from eastern Hungary including Transylvania, and the Balkans. In contrast, the Nyugati (western) railway station used to serve lines toward Vienna and Paris.

Architecture[change | change source]

The building was designed in eclectic style by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy and built between 1881 and 1884. The main façade has two statues depicting James Watt and George Stephenson. Inside the station are frescos by Karoly Lotz.[1]

Budapest Keleti has seven platforms serving thirteen tracks.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Keleti Train Station". Budapest City Guide.com. Archived from the original on 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  2. "Budapest-Keleti" (in Hungarian). MÁV Group. Retrieved 28 June 2023.