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Keleti Railway Station, Budapest

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Budapest Keleti 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. Keleti pályaudvar translates to Eastern Railway Terminus. Its name in 1891 originates not only for 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 railway station used to serve lines toward Vienna and Paris.ArchitectureThe building was designed in eclectic style by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy and constructed between 1881 and 1884 as one of the most modern railway stations of Europe. The main façade is adorned with two statues depicting James Watt and George Stephenson. Inside the station are frescos by Karoly Lotz.
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  • I travelled end of May 2017 from Budapest Keleti main railway station to Austria at 7:40 am. I arrived very early with a reservation ticket. All I need was to find the platform for my train. The notic...  more »
  • Went to Keleti station to buy tickets to go to Vienna. Went there pretty excited, but it all went bad quick. There is no explanation how rude the customer service in international ticket office was. T...  more »
  • Unfriendly! Not good signals and not english on the signs. Terrible dirty everywhere. Not places to sit down.  more »

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