Latest news on the refugee crisis - Migrants are free to leave Hungary

Monday, August 31, 2015

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, police completely closed off the Eastern Railway Station for migrants preventing them to get on trains bound for Germany. Today, all police officers disappeared from the railway station allowing migrants to freely board any train leave for Germany.

According to News Channel M1, in the early Monday morning hours hundreds of migrants lined up in front of ticket windows to purchase tickets and the train that left the Eastern Railway Station for Germany at 11 am was full of migrants.

MTI correspondent at the scene found that everyone with valid ticket was allowed to get on the train. The correspondent contacted Syrian refugees who told him that they were assured that they could travel to Munich by train without any restriction reported MTI.

MÁV Group's spokeswoman Virág Lőcsei told MTI that according to the law, everyone can purchase train ticket without presenting an ID.

Conductors can only verify that the passenger has valid ticket; only police can check the travelers' ID added the spokeswoman.

National Police Headquarters will inform the public on the latest situation of the refugee crisis later said police sources.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in Brussels today that this year 154,400 illegal immigrants crossed the Hungarian border, of which 153 thousand from Serbia.

(MTI –


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