Report: Fixed track transport development could receive HUF 1 trillion grant

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The Hungarian government is planning to make approximately HUF 1 trillion available for the development of fixed track transport during the EU fiscal cycle extending to 2020, János Fónagy, Minister of State of the Ministry of National Development said on July 31 at a press conference, according to the official government website kormany.hu.

The state secretary described various projects planned as a part of the overall development including upgrading an 800-kilometer section of the international TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Networks), installing a GSM-R communication system on a  2,554- kilometer section, the electrification of 450 kilometers of railway lines, and track refurbishment of a 400-kilometer section by 2018.


The sections, which are expected to qualify as key projects, are as follows: Budapest-Miskolc, Püspökladány-Debrecen, the South-Balaton line between Szántód-Köröshegy and Balatonszentgyörgy, Kelenföld-Százhalombatta-Pusztaszabolcs, Szeged-Hódmezővásárhely-Gyula, and the renovation of the South-Budapest railway bridge, kormany.hu noted.

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