‘Connection of the urban and suburban transit systems of Budaörs, establishment of an intermodal hub, with an outlook to long-term transport development possibilities in the region

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Technical data

Building trades

road design
traffic engineering
railway and catenary design
utility design
electrical and mechanical design
telecommunication design
bridge and structural design
geotechnics

Principal

Budaörs Város Önkormányzata

Project value

3,400.00

Design value

229.00 millió Ft

Years of completion

2013 to 2014

Years of construction

2015

Under a design contract, our Company is responsible for preparing a Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS) entitled ‘Connection of the urban and suburban transit systems of Budaörs, establishment of an intermodal hub, with an outlook to long-term transport development possibilities in the region’ planned by the Town of Budaörs, the substantiation of the feasibility of the projects and for selection of the most appropriate alternative.

Description of the selected alternative
Railway
A new railway stop was established in the Szilvás neighbourhood of Budaörs, which has a modern design including a platform in the middle, taking into account very long-term concepts, and is 100% accessible to the disabled. With this, the passenger traffic function of the existing Budaörs Railway Station ceases to exist. The time interval between suburban trainsets in peak time is 20 minutes, but the arrangement also corresponds to a 15-minute time interval in the very long term.

Traffic order and changes affecting roads
In connection with the intermodal hub, three junctions were reconstructed out of the existing network elements. The entry and exit ramps to the joint M1-M7 Motorway were reconstructed to become a spiral roundabout with direct branches instead of the former traffic light-based design. In order to improve accessibility to the P+R car park on the plot under topographical lot No. 098/2 (a ‘triangle-shaped’ plot to the north), a new direct exit ramp connected to roundabout No. 2 was constructed from the motorway. The junction of road No. 8105, Méhecske utca and Malomdűlő utca also became a roundabout junction.

Bicycle access and B+R parking spaces
Bicycle access to the intermodal hub is ensured by the construction of a cycle path from the proposed Méhecske utca roundabout junction. Taking into account the previous designs, connection for cyclists between Törökbálint and Budaörs is provided up to the end of Sport utca. Furthermore, with the construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the joint M1-M7 Motorway, the catchment area of the Budaörs housing estate and Baross utca were also connected to the intermodal hub. A 60-stand B+R bicycle park was established in both Szilvás and on the plot under topographical lot No. 098/2. A new bicycle connection, connected to the axis of a promenade, then to Baross utca, was constructed between the Auchan Hypermarket and the IKEA Department Store.

Engineering structures
A new pedestrian and bicycle subway was constructed under railway line 1. In connection with the new railway stop, the subway is accessible by the disabled and is provided with a lift. A new pedestrian and bicycle bridge was constructed over the motorway, which connects Budaörs and IMCS in the extension of the Auchan promenade axis. One elevator and one lift belong to the bridge on each side.

Bus and coach station
The bus and coach station of the proposed intermodal hub allows vehicles to pass round in both directions, taking also into account the possibility of fitting it into the public road network later. In addition to BKK bus, Volán coach and local bus platforms, K+R and taxi parking spaces were also constructed. The existing Budaörs housing estate terminal was not replaced by the bus and coach station of the newly constructed intermodal hub.

P+R car parks
A P+R car park with nearly 400 parking spaces was constructed in connection with the intermodal hub. Of these, nearly 250 and 150 parking spaces were established north to the railway and in Szilvás (south), respectively. Access to free parking spaces will be facilitated by intelligent transport systems and dynamic boards.

Architecture
The primary consideration was to devise an architectural character, which creates exciting spaces, interesting views and crossviews for passengers and thereby circulating on the route becomes a great experience, an experience of space. The ribbon-like covering of the pedestrian and cyclist axis creases above the motorway, invoking the silhouette of the hills around Budaörs and receives those travelling on the busy motorway as a symbolic sign, a gate, and makes them feel they have arrived. The architecturally characteristic, sign-like shape of the bridge attracts travellers to Budaörs also from a tourism point of view.