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Kolontár, December 29, 2020 13:14 - Precisely ten years ago, Kolontár gained unwanted national recognition thanks to the Ajka alumina plant accident. The alkaline, corrosive sludge erupting from reservoir number 10 of the Ajka alumina factory flooded the deeper parts of the village and also destroyed the railway. The surroundings of the railway stop has completely changed since. In place of the demolished homes, a livestock compound and a household goods factory were established. The damaged bridge of the Torna stream was dismantled and a completely new one has been built instead. The train stop has also been restored, but for a few years no passenger trains stop here. The bus transport from Kolontár to Devecser and Ajka is excellent, but Veszprém or Celldömölk is harder to reach this way for the people of Kolontár. Daily passenger train number 9015 running between Szombathely and Veszprém speeds past the village without stopping. Photographed by Attila Láber