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  • CRRC loco for Hungary at InnoTrans 2022

    Hungarian hybrid is ready to roll


    INNOTRANS: The Bison pre-series multi-system electric freight locomotives developed by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Loco for Rail Cargo Hungaria are envisaged as the basis for a multi-system cross-border modular locomotive family, the company told Railway Gazette at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. The TSI-certified Bo-Bo locomotives are designed ...

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    Budapest bridge reconstruction completed


    HUNGARY: The third track on the 500 m bridge over the River Danube on the Southern Rail Link in Budapest has been commissioned for regular operation. This strategic section of line carries 90% of traffic between the eastern and western regions of the country, including three ...

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    Magyar Vagon becomes sole owner of Dunakeszi Járműjavító


    HUNGARY: Investment company Magyar Vagon has become sole owner of the Dunakeszi Járműjavító coach factory, by acquiring the 50% stake in the TMH Hungary Invest joint venture which was previously held by the TMH International subsidiary of Russian rolling stock group Transmashholding. Magyar Vagon said it ...

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    Rail Cargo Group increases grain transport from Ukraine


    EUROPE: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group says it is dedicating ‘all available resources’ to transporting grain out of Ukraine as part of the European Commission’s Solidarity Lanes plan to protect food supplies following the Russian invasion and blockade of Black Sea ports. The capacity of RCG trains ...

  • Rail Cargo Hungaria CRRC electric-battery shunter

    CRRC electric-battery shunting locomotive arrives in Hungary


    HUNGARY: The first of two electric-battery shunting locomotives developed by CRRC Zhuzhou for Rail Cargo Hungaria has been delivered for testing, approval and commissioning. Rail Cargo Hungaria currently uses diesel locomotives owned by MÁV-Start for shunting. In an effort to reduce its costs and emissions, in ...

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    RegioJet enters the freight market


    EUROPE: Open access and PSO contract passenger train operator RegioJet ran its first freight train under its own licence on April 24, when a Traxx 3 MS electric locomotive hauled 20 covered wagons carrying 1 260 pallets of Mattoni mineral water from Praha-Hostivař to Kecskemét in ...

  • Budapest Nyugati station redevelopment (5)

    ‘Beautiful but usable’ proposal wins Budapest Nyugati station design competition


    HUNGARY: A team led by architects Grimshaw has been selected to design the redevelopment of Budapest Nyugati station, following an international architectural contest organised by the Budapest Development Agency, BFK. The plans envisage a 13-track surface station with a new hall, and ...

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    Interview: Turning Budapest into a European rail hub


    A 20-year strategy for expanding Budapest’s regional and long-distance rail connections envisages the construction of new and upgraded cross-city links to alleviate the bottlenecks caused by the River Danube and the capital’s three termini, explains Budapest Development Agency CEO Dávid Vitézy.

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    Stations & Terminals: Solving the problem of Budapest Nyugati


    As the busiest station in the Hungarian capital, Nyugati pályaudvar has reached capacity. The favoured solution is to convert the existing terminus into a through station at the heart of a reshaped regional rail network. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    Metro Report International

    Szeged tram-train service inaugurated


    HUNGARY: The country’s first public tram-train service between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely has started revenue service ahead of the introduction of a full timetable in January.

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    Smart maintenance: Locomotives find a new lease of life


    The delicate economics of rail freight and rapidly changing regulatory conditions have seen the emergence of a healthy market across a swathe of eastern Europe focused on the overhaul, modernisation and life-extension of Soviet-era locomotives. Vladimir Waldin provides an overview.

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    Wagonload freight support contracts awarded


    HUNGARY: Working with the Ministry for Innovation & Technology, infrastructure manager MÁV Zrt has signed framework contracts with four freight operators aimed at supporting single wagonload operations. Responding to a request from the Hungarian Railway Association, the government obtained approval from the European Commission to provide ...

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    Modernisation of Hungarian section of Budapest – Beograd line launched


    HUNGARY: Work to modernise and double-track the Hungarian section of the Budapest – Beograd corridor was formally launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at Kiskunhalas on October 15. The upgrade of the line between Soroksár near Budapest and Kelebia on the Serbian border will reduce the journey ...

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    Hungary to Romania line to be doubled


    HUNGARY: A consortium of Strabag Rail (66%) and a local partner V-Híd has been awarded a €364m contract to double-track and renew the 30 km line between Békéscsaba and Lőkösháza at the Romanian border on the route to Arad. Announcing the contract on June 22, Strabag ...

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    Lake Balaton line electrified


    HUNGARY: Electric services have been launched on the 55 km Szabadbattyán – Balatonfüred section of the railway around the north side of Lake Balaton, following the completion of a HF24bn modernisation and electrification programme. The journey time from Balatonfüred to Budapest has been reduced by up ...

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    Delivering coaches from Hungary to Egypt


    EGYPT: DHL Global’s complex logistics subsidiary DHL Industrial Projects is managing the delivery of 676 coaches which are being built in Hungary for use by Egyptian National Railways. The 24·5 m long and 4·5 m high coaches weighing 43·5 tonnes are ...

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    Hungarian freight hub to serve the Adriatic corridor


    HUNGARY: The government and Hamburger Hafen & Logistik’s intermodal rail subsidiary Metrans have signed an agreement to build a freight hub at Zalaegerszeg, in the west of the country near Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and on routes to the Adriatic ports of Trieste, Koper and Rijeka. Metrans ...

  • Rail Cargo Hungaria CRRC loco

    Certifying a Chinese electric locomotive for EU operation


    EUROPE: Type approval testing is about to begin with a prototype main line electric locomotive with last-mile capability which CRRC Zhuzhou has designed and built to the specifications of Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria.

  • RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia

    RegioJet extends Croatian summer holiday trains to Split


    EUROPE: RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia, building on the success of the Praha – Rijeka service which was launched last year and carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains. ...

  • Szeged Stadler tram-train delivery (Photo Balazs Szecsody MAV) (2)
    Metro Report International

    Szeged tram-train deliveries underway


    HUNGARY: Stadler’s Valencia site has delivered the first of 12 Citylink light rail vehicles ordered for the 22 km Szeged – Hódmezővásárhely tram-train line, which is scheduled to open in September. National passenger operator MÁV-Start placed a HF17∙6bn order for an initial eight ...