Austrian police said on Saturday around 4,000 refugees had arrived from Hungary by bus at the border since the early morning hours, with many more to come. "We estimate that around 4,000 have arrived - and I don't think that is the end of it," said Helmut Marban, spokesman for the police in the province of Burgenland, adding some already had continued their journey onwards. A special half-hourly train service was now running to take people from the border to Vienna on top of 20 buses shuttling back and forth between the Austrian capital and the border with Hungary.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, surprised and relieved migrants reached Austria on Saturday, clambering off a fleet of Hungarian buses to find a warm welcome from charity workers offering beds and hot tea.
The transport of unregistered asylum seekers from Hungary to the Austrian border shows the failure of the EU's migration policy, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Saturday. After days of confrontation and chaos, Hungary's right-wing government has deployed dozens of buses to move on migrants from the capital, Budapest, to Austria. "What happened is the consequence of the failed migration policy of the European Union and the irresponsible statements made by European politicians," Szijjarto said on arrival to a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the migration crisis.