Record numbers travel to Balaton following train schedule change

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The two weeks following the summer schedule change on June 18 brought a record number of passengers on the Balaton railway lines, as some 458,000 people traveled to the lake, according to MÁV-Start, the passenger division of Hungarian State Railways (MÁV), writes profitline.hu.

According to MÁV, the number of passengers was 258,000 in 2019 and 310,000 in the same period last year.

From the middle of June, the high-season railway schedule brought a significant expansion of supply, as the heat and the festival season, which also started on the lake shore, encouraged more people to board the train to the waterside than ever before.

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