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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call.

Budapest Node StudyThe largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF 100 bn (EUR 324 million), of which HUF 63bn to be funded under CEF.

MÁV-START plans to install ETCS L2 B3 on-board of 25 TRAXX electric locomotives which operate on TEN-T core rail network (CNC) and the main rail freight corridors; and  equipment licensing for Hungary, Austria and Romania. The net value of the project is HUF 3.9 bn (EUR 12.7 milion), of which HUF 3.3 to be funded under CEF. 

The project preparation for ETCS 2 ​​train control system deployment on Budapest–Hegyeshalom railway line has also been approved. The net value of the project is HUF 186 million (EUR 602928), of which HUF 158 million to be funded under CEF. 

Two private rail freight operators MMV Hungarian Private Railway and Floyd Zrt. will apply for HUF 201 million (EUR 652200) for introduction of telematic applications for freight subsystem (TAF).

A financing proposal for Budapest rail interoperability study (Budapest Node Study) will also be submitted for CEF funding. The value of the project is HUF 590 million (EUR 1.9 million).

 

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