A public procurement call was issued for the planning of the development of the 47-kilometer-long railway line section between Debrecen and Nyíregyháza. According to the summary, uploaded in the Public Procurement Notice, the contract was won by the Kontúr Group based in Dunavarsány in the value of HUF 5 billion 333 million.
There are currently four stations (Apafa, Hajdúhadház, Újfehértó, Császárszállás) and three stops (Debrecen-Csapókert, Bocskaikert, Téglás) on the railway section, and trains can currently travel at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers. By the end of the modernization, however, it will be much faster and trains will be able to travel up to 160 kilometers per hour.
During the renovation, the modernization of the interlocking equipment and telecommunications of the line section and its stations, the installation of the KÖFI (Central Traffic Control System) remote control and the installation of the ETCS (European Train Control System) will be completed. The development will also include the accessibility of the stations, the renovation of the foyers and the construction of a P + R car park. The winning company will also be responsible for preparing permitting and construction plans, compiling tender documentation and obtaining building permits.
It will also be easier to travel between Debrecen and Nyíregyháza by road
In addition to the railway track upgrade, the government decided to announce the extension of the main road 4 between Debrecen and Nyíregyháza to four-lanes as a matter of special importance. At the end of 2017, the general assemblies of Debrecen and Nyíregyháza adopted a co-operation agreement. One of the points of which was that the parties would work on the two-lane expansion of main road 4. The transport options between the two cities will also be expanded by the completion of the curved motorway junction,
The M35 road that leads to Debrecen is the continuation of the M3 motorway connecting the city with Budapest and Nyíregyháza. The 35-kilometer highway was handed over in December 2006, but the junction of the two highways at Görbeháza has not been completed to date. In 2006, only the first phase of the construction of the junction was completed. This means that there is still a lack of roads that would direct traffic to Debrecen-Nyíregyháza and Nyíregyháza-Debrecen from one motorway to another.
According to the transport planning engineer interviewed by Debrecen Television, if this junction is completed, it will bring several benefits, for example, it would mean a connection to the motorway traffic for settlements.