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Siemens to equip Hungarian railway line with ETCS

Siemens has been commissioned by the National Infrastructure Developing Private Company Limited to equip the Hungarian line Százhalombatta – Pusztaszabolcs with European Train Control System (ETCS). The system is expected to be in service by December 2020.

Siemens will provide train control system type Trainguard 200, including installation of ETCS Level 2 and one Radio Block Center, as well as two electronic signal boxes type Trackguard Simis IS. The order encompasses six railway crossings type Wayguard Simis LC, the entire electricity supply, assembly and telecommunications.


​”As major programs have been launched to upgrade the railway system in Central and East-European countries, this project will ensure optimized capacity, improved service quality, as well as safety and security of the Hungarian public rail transport system”, said Michael Peter, CEO of the Mobility Division.

The 26 kilometres long two-track line is an extension of the Kelenföld – Százhalombatta line. The Hungarian railway network is undergoing modernization and is part of a global project to upgrade and develop the Budapest Kelenföld – Croatian border railway line, in order to eliminate an important bottleneck along the Mediterranean corridor.

Author: Carlijn Kruidhof

Carlijn Kruidhof is editor for RailTech.com and SpoorPro.nl. She also writes for the other business-to-business titles of ProMedia Group.

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