PROJECTSElectrification of Szabadbattyán – Balatonfüred line section and related works
Electrification of Szabadbattyán – Balatonfüred line section and related works
Investor: Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt.
Client: Vasútvill Kft.
Start of construction works: Autumn, 2019
End of construction works: 2021
Short description of the project:
At the moment, the section between Szabadbattyán and Balatonfüred, part of railway line 29, Börgönd – Tapolca, is a one-track, diesel-towed railway line. The speed limit on the track is 80 km/h. In the summer holiday season, significant passenger traffic is present on this line.
As part of the project, in a section of appr. 55 km, electrical overhead power supply line is constructed, and other track reconstruction works will also be carried out.
The stations in Polgárdi, Balatonkenese, Balatonfűzfő and Alsóörs will be completely reconstructed.
The goal of the project is to carry out the first phase of the long-term development, and to establish a fast and economical railway connection between Budapest and the northern part of the lake Balaton. As a result of the project, both the transport time and the environmental load (noise and air pollution) will be reduced. By improving the standard of community transport and passenger traffic facilities, the volume of passenger traffic is expected to increase.
The complete projects is realized using financial assets of the European Union and with the sponsoring of the Hungarian State, as part of the Integrated Transport Operational Program and the tender system of the Connecting Europe Facility.