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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed 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. The 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 …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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Modernisation of Budapest-Kelenföld–Székesfehérvár rail line completed

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The modernisation of Székesfehérvár railway station, rail node and related infrastructure has been completed, announced Hungary’s National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF). The total value of Székesfehérvár project, the last phase of the complex reconstruction of Budapest-Kelenföld–Székesfehérvár railway line, reached HUF 33 billion (EUR 106 million). The project included the reconstruction of 19 km of lines, new …

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MÁV-Start launches tender for high capacity trains

MÁV-Start launches tender for high capacity trains

MÁV-Start has announced the tender for the acquisition of 40 high capacity EMUs with minimum 600 seats. The procurement is a part of the government decision on Integrated Programme for Transport 2016 (IKOP) funding allocation.  The deadline for submitting offers is the 13th of January 2017. The new 160 km/h trains will mainly service suburban …

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Rail Cargo Hungaria, KTZ Express to cooperate on Asia-Europe rail freight services

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KTZ Express, Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) logistics subsidiary, and Rail Cargo Hungaria have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of international intermodal transport on China – Europe route, via the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor.  The parties agreed to create favorable conditions for freight traffic on this route. It is planned to develop and use the technical potential …

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MÁV Group unveils FMK-008 track inspection train

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MÁV Group has unveiled the FMK-008 track inspection train at InnoTrans, in the presence of Ilona Dávid, President & CEO of MÁV Zrt, András Csépke, CEO of MÁV-Start Zrt and János Béli, Managing Director of MÁV Központi Felépítményvizsgáló Kft. (MÁV KFV Kft). The vehicle is equipped with ultrasonic and eddy current measurement systems. In the future, …

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MÁV requires over 450 new trains over the next ten years

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Hungary’s action plan for the manufacturing of rolling stock is under development, informed Minister of State István Lepsényi from the Ministry of National Economy at the Hungarian Railways 2016 conference taking place in Budapest on Thursday. The strategy will identify what rolling stock Hungarian Railways and the Raaberbahn (GySEV) primarily require, in preparation for …

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EUR 1.77bn Budapest-Belgrade railway project moves ahead

MÁV continues its modernisation with HUF 3 bn worth IT projects

The modernisation of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line is moving forward in accordance with EU regulations, stated Péter Szijjártó, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Thursday in Budapest at the Hungarian Railways 2016 conference. Once completed, the project worth 550 billion forints (EUR 1.77bn)  will facilitate the transport of goods from the …

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Electrification works for Rákosrendező-Esztergom rail section launched

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Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) has launched electrification works of Rákosrendező-Esztergom railway section, part of Budapest – Esztergom line. In the framework  of the infrastructure development project, a second track will be built for Angyalföld – Újpest section until Q1 2017 and starting with next year the electrification and reconstruction of Rákosrendező – Angyalföld railway section will be …

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GySEV agrees EUR 40m EIB loan for new rolling stock acquisition

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 40 million to Hungary’s Railway Company GySEV (Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasut Zrt) to finance the purchase of new rolling stock and introduce safety improvements. This will help to provide higher quality railway services on the Austrian-Hungarian cross-border railway network along the strategic trans-European transport …

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