HUNGARY: National infrastructure agency NIF has awarded three contracts for installation of ETCS Level 2 to Siemens. They cover two sections of the route between Ferencváros near Budapest and Gyoma in the east of the country, and the route between Ferencváros and Szekesfehervar to the southwest.

Siemens expects to control around 200 track-km in total with its Trainguard 200 ETCS platform, which includes a Radio Block Centre. The total contract value is ‘around €60m’, Siemens says.

In July 2011 Siemens was awarded a contract to supply ETCS Level 2 for the 65 km route from Budapest Kelenföld to Székesfehérvar.