Rail transport in Hungary

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Hungary
Operation
National railway Magyar Államvasutak
System length
Total 8,057 kilometres (5,006 mi)
Double track 1,335 kilometres (830 mi)
Electrified 3,060 kilometres (1,900 mi)
High-speed 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Track gauge
Main 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Features
No. tunnels 21
Longest tunnel Kopár-hágó tunnel
780 metres (2,560 ft)
Longest bridge Nagyrákos viadukt
1,399 metres (4,590 ft)
Map
Railway map of Hungary.png

Rail transport in Hungary is mainly owned by the national rail company MÁV, with a significant portion of the network owned and operated by GySEV.

The railway network consists of 7,893 km, its gauge is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge and 3,060 km are electrified.

Hungary is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC country code for Hungary is 55.

Statistics

Note: The standard and broad gauge railways are operated by the State Railways and also the following narrow gauge railways: NyíregyházaBalsai Tisza part/Dombrád; BalatonfenyvesSomogyszentpál; KecskemétKiskunmajsa/Kiskőrös and the Children's Railway in Budapest. All the other narrow gauge railways are run by State Forest companies or local non-profit organisations. See also Narrow gauge railways in Hungary.

Financial performance and corporate statistics

Rail links to adjacent countries

Same gauge:

Break-of-gauge (1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in):

  • Ukraine — voltage change 25 kV AC / 3 kV DC (no electrified rail link)

Modern and historical railway maps

Urban rail

Commuter

The biggest agglomeration of Hungary has a suburban rail system:

City System Operator Electrification Conductor system Gauge Bidirectional traffic
Budapest BHÉV MÁV 1,200 V DC Overhead line 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Right-hand traffic

Metro

The biggest city of Hungary has a Metro system:

City System Electrification Conductor system Gauge Bidirectional traffic Opened
Budapest Budapest Metro 550 V DC (M1) & 750 V DC (M4) &
850 (M2, M3)
Third rail 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Right-hand traffic 3 May 1896

Tram

There are also several tram systems in many cities, listed as follows:

City System Electrification Conductor system Gauge Bidirectional traffic Opened
Budapest Budapest Tram 600 V DC Overhead line 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Right-hand traffic 30 July 1866
Debrecen Debrecen Tram 600 V DC Overhead line 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Right-hand traffic 16 March 1911
Miskolc Miskolc Tram 600 V DC Overhead line 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Right-hand traffic 10 July 1897
Szeged Szeged Tram 600 V DC Overhead line 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge Right-hand traffic 1 July 1884

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Consolidated Annual Report 2014" (PDF) (in Hungarian). Budapest: MÁV Magyar Államvasutak Zrt. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.

External links

  • Hungarian State Railway
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