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€80 million from EU for better connection to Budapest

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The Commission has approved an investment of over 80 million euros from the Cohesion Fund to improve train connections for freight and passenger transport in the region of Northern Great Plain in Hungary.

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said: “We launch another important major project to concretely improve the life of citizens on the ground. The modernisation of the railway lines in Hungary will ensure a better train connection for citizens and businesses in the region, but also for the freight transport across Europe in line with the Green Deal priorities of the Commission”.

Better connection to Budapest

The funds will modernise several railway sections. Between Ebes and Debrecen three intersections between the railway line and roads will be removed and a road overpass will be built. The track will be upgraded to carry heavier loads. Between Szajol and Debrecen a new signalling and control infrastructure and new overhead electric cables will be installed.

Thanks to the modernised railway line, there will be a better connection between the region and the capital Budapest. The improved infrastructure will also give a boost to the local economy by attracting companies, such as logistics operators, and improve the flow of goods between Eastern and Western Europe.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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