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First Hungarian TramTrain Service Begins : Rail for the Valley

September 9, 2021 |

In 2018, VAMAV Vasúti Berendezések Kft., A joint subsidiary of MÁV Hungarian State Railways Private Limited Company and voestalpine Railway Systems, was selected as a participation provider in Hungary’s first electric railway project. In 2021, construction work was completed and the operation is expected to begin in September 2021.

The new electric train line in southern Hungary will connect Szeged and Hodmzewsarhali. The purpose of this project is to create a transportation system using a railway infrastructure that helps it Maintain and improve the competitiveness of public transportation, Allows the Reducing road traffic And Impact on the environment It causes, and ensures the Connection between urban centers By connecting a train and tram.

Image source: Mihály Nagy / magyarepitok.hu

Railway network

The tram trains will move in Sgad on tram line 1 from the Sgad train terminal to the Sgad-Rokos train station, where the tram line and line No. 135 of Sgad will connect – at Kaksaba along a length of c. 800 m. The connection of the tram line and the train line materialized with Grooved railroad tracks And a Crossing made by VAMAV Railway Equipment Ltd.

In order to Reduce travel time and Increase the frequency Of traffic, new Two lanes and detours Were built between the two cities, usually with simple turns and double slides in a radius of R = 200 m and R = 300 m, at a speed of 40 km / h on the deviation route. Accelerate train crossings, Several stations were given High percentage turnout In radius R = 800 m and a speed of 80 km / h on the deviation route.

Image source: Mihály Nagy / magyarepitok.hu

God Railroad of Viniols Turnout Made of 60E2 rail profile and have modern concrete sills SPHEROLOCK Locking devices, and HYDROLINK Power transmission systems.

Between the Hódmezővásárhely Népkert train station and the Hódmezővásárhely train terminal, New tram line 3,200 m long Built within the city with two bypasses and a two-lane tram-train terminal. In order to maintain the urban character, Grooved railroad tracks Made by VAMAV Railway Equipment Ltd. have been installed here.

The project in general

This project also includes the purchase of hybrid vehicles that can run on them safely Both the municipal tram network and the railway network. Voting points provided by VAMAV Vasúti Berendezések Kft. Structurally and geometrically suitable to meet these special requirements. Following initial feasibility studies and planning and authority approval, Construction work began in 2018 And completed in 2021. Electric trains are currently being tested and operation is expected Launched in September 2021. This is a great success both for the private limited company of the Hungarian MÁV company and for the train systems of voestalpine that all Vinyl (34 pcs.) And grooved rail (7 pcs.). For this project were produced and delivered by VAMAV Vasúti Berendezések Kft.

The new electric trains, built by Stadler, are capable of operating in an electric mode below 600 volts DC overhead in the electric networks in Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely, and in diesel mode on the main line connecting the two cities. They include two low-emission diesel packages with a 390 kilowatt rating. They are also able to handle narrow curves of a radius of 22 meters and provide the advantage of using existing curved streets of city centers. Easy access to different types of platforms, without changing the current height of the platforms, is also ensured by doors located at different heights and the use of sliding ramps of different types.

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