A 55 Billion HUF Railway Investment is Underway in Debrecen

The investment is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021.

Mayor of Debrecen László Papp (Fidesz-KDNP) said that the economic and industrial development of the city of Debrecen requires proper transport infrastructure. A HUF 55 billion railway investment, will renew an 11.6-kilometer section including the city’s links to the northwestern economic zone, which will house Debrecen’s main station and the future BMW car factory, will be expanded, he added.

Debrecen can become the logistics center for eastern Hungary thanks to the railway shipment and truck terminal in the northwestern economic zone. The city has the potential to become even a logistics center for all of Central Europe due to the industrial park’s network of more than 1,000 hectares.

Tamás Nyiszter, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Hungarian Railway (MÁV)reported that the company actively participates in the improvement of transportation in the region and does it in cooperation with the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF). According to the strategic plans the developments include:-

  • The development of the Debrecen-Eger interregional connection,
  • The improvement of the approach to Lake Tisza
  • The extension of railway line 106 all the way to Oradea.

Zoltán Nyul, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF) emphasized that the investment will help improve the quality and safety of railway transport by rebuilding the railway line and renewing superstructures in addition to providing a modern railway connection to the economic zone.

The project will rebuild the Debrecen-Macs railway line to achieve an hourly track speed of 80-100 km/hour; while the Szolnok-Debrecen railway line will achieve an hourly track speed of 160 km/hour. The railway infrastructure of the latter will be improved to carry a 22.5-ton axle load. A second track will also be built next to the existing one between the Debrecen and Tócóvölgy stations.

Photo credit: Municipality of Debrecen