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Hungary - Articles and news items

HUNGRAIL elects Ilona Dávid as president of the association

Rail industry news / 2 September 2016 /

The General Assembly of HUNGRAIL – the Hungarian Rail Association – has elected Ms Ilona Dávid, current President-Director General of MAV Hungarian State Railways, as its new president.

€40m EIB loan to support rolling stock upgrade in Hungary

Rail industry news / 19 July 2016 /

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide a €40 million loan to Hungary’s Railway Company GySEV (Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasut Zrt) to finance new rolling stock and introduce safety improvements.

Hungarian MÁV-START signs contract for 21 FLIRT EMUs

Rail industry news / 20 July 2015 /

MÁV-START Zrt, the passenger operation unit of Hungarian State Railways, has signed a contract with Stadler for the delivery of 21 suburban FLIRT EMUs.

BOMBARDIER TRAXX Locomotives to Serve on Hungarian State Railway

Rail industry news / 28 January 2010 /

Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the Hungarian State Railway company, MAV, for 25 BOMBARDIER TRAXX P 160 AC locomotives.

Changing the future

Issue 1 2010, Past issues / 28 January 2010 /

Hungarian State Railways Co. (MÁV) is characterised by limited market and financial opportunities which are determined by the obligation to sustain the level of service, the application of obligatory ticket prices, limited budgetary compensations and by limited debt raising opportunities. After a couple of decades, the first years of the 2000s brought a flourishing era for the company, however this positive change takes Hungarian State Railways Co. into the future with lots of obstacles.

A long and ongoing story – ETCS in Hungary

Issue 1 2009, Past issues / 23 January 2009 /

Signalling expert Péter Tóth maps the development of ETCS in Hungary.

Success and growth – the ÖBB way

Issue 4 2007, Past issues / 30 July 2007 /

ÖBB is on the way to renewal – and on the way to European achievement. One thing is clear to all members of the Group; ÖBB must be fit for European competition. This will require extensive work in major activities – ranging from the new main railway station of Vienna (the most important Central European transport hub of the future), to making sure they are number one on the Eastern and South-eastern European goods transport market. Some areas have already been achieved, but other areas remain incomplete.

Visible improvements in Hungary

Issue 4 2006, Past issues / 28 July 2006 /

Hungarian State Railways (MÁV Co) celebrates the 160th anniversary of its foundation this year. The first railway line running between the capital city of Pest and Vác, a town situated 30km from the capital and operated by steam engines, opened on 15 July 1846. István Széchenyi and Lajos Kossuth, eminent reformers in the period after the turn of the 18th-19th centuries, recognised the social and economic importance of the railways and dedicated their talents to the creation and development of the Hungarian railway network.