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    Cross-border passenger services resume after eight years


    EUROPE: Passenger services have restarted on the 45 km line linking Subotica in Serbia with Szeged in Hungary after an eight-year hiatus. An inauguration ceremony was held at Palić station in Serbia on November 28 and was attended by Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

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    Trial Ukraine – EU freight train gets semi-trailers off the roads


    EUROPE: A trial freight train has carried semi-trailers from Ukraine to Budapest as ÖBB Rail Cargo Group develops plans to launch a regular TransFER intermodal freight connection between Kyiv, the Hungarian capital and Wien in partnership with Ukrainian national railway Ukrzaliznytsia.

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    MÁV-Start suspends passenger services on 10 lines


    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has suspended rail services on 10 regional routes with effect from August 1, replacing the trains by buses ‘until further notice’.

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    ETCS Level 2 installed on Sopron – Szentgotthárd line


    HUNGARY: Thales has completed equipping the 110 km Sopron – Szombathely – Szentgotthárd line with ETCS Level 2, the supplier announced on May 30. The single-track electrified line is maintained and operated by Austro-Hungarian cross-border railway group GySEV. Thales says its equipment is capable of automatically ...

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    Intermodal rail freight service to bring Ukraine into the European logistics chain


    EUROPE: Rail Cargo Group used the Transport Logistic trade show in München on May 9 to announce an intermodal freight service linking Kyiv and Lviv with Budapest and Wien. Austrian Federal Railways’ freight subsidiary said this would be the ‘first regular, high frequency intermodal connection’ between ...

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    Budapest exercises final tram option


    HUNGARY: Budapest transport authority BKK has placed a firm order for a further 31 CAF Urbos 3 trams, the manufacturer announced on March 20. The HF54bn order is to be financed entirely from European Union sources. The order uses the final option ...

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    AŽD Praha to trial Czech digital branch line concept in Hungary


    EUROPE: AŽD Praha says it plans to apply its ‘Intelligent Railway 4.0’ digital branch line concept on the Szeged – Röszke line in Hungary.

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    Integrated transport passes announced in Hungary


    HUNGARY: Integrated monthly bus and rail passes for travel within one of the 19 vármegyék (counties) or nationally are to be introduced from May 1, state railway group MÁV announced on February 18. The monthly passes will be for valid on all national and regional bus ...

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    Three Seas high speed network proposed to link Warszawa with Tallinn, Budapest, Praha and Kyiv


    EUROPE: Memoranda of understanding for co-operation on the development of new and enhanced rail links between capital cities in central and eastern Europe, including Kyiv, were signed at the Railway Direction Days 2023 conference in Warszawa.

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    Hungary seeks EU support for rail schemes in Budapest, Debrecen and at the Ukrainian border


    HUNGARY: The national government has issued a list of railway projects for which it intends to seek funding support from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility 2. CEF is one of few EU funding instruments to which the Hungarian administration led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán currently has ...

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    East-West Gate intermodal terminal opens at Hungary – Ukraine border


    HUNGARY: The arrival of a train loaded with Ukrainian agricultural produce inaugurated the East-West Gate terminal at Fényeslitke, which developer East-West Intermodal Logistics says is Europe’s largest inland intermodal facility. The 85 ha facility is within a 140 ha development site around 15 km from the ...

  • 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    ‘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.