This Hungarian city is the next stop of RailFreight on Tour

Image: East West Gate intermodal terminal.

RailFreight on Tour, the traveling summit of, is making its second stop, this time in Debrecen, Hungary. On 19 and 20 October, the RailFreight on Tour – Hungarian Edition is held, and the event opens for registration today.

The choice for Debrecen is not a coincidence. The city is at a 90km distance from the border town of Fenyestlitke, where the new state-of-the-art terminal East West Gate recently opened its ‘doors’ for rail freight traffic.

Importance of Hungary

In the past few years, Hungary has made a huge leap forward in terms of infrastructure, facilities and services. Budapest is no longer the only hub in the country. State-of-the-art terminals are built and digitalisation will lead the way.

Hungary also plays an increasingly important role as a transit country between east and west. Before the war started, the railway route via Ukraine and Hungary was growing as an alternative to the main corridor through Poland. But also today, the transit potential of the country is widely recognised by the rail freight industry.

The Hungarian Edition of the RailFreight on Tour

At The Hungarian Edition of the RailFreight on Tour, the potential of Hungary on the international rail freight map will be explored. Infrastructure plans and projects will be revealed, as well as the services planned and operated. Terminal technologies such as 5G will be presented, and of course a site tour to the new East West Gate terminal is organised.

Will you be onboard for our next step of the RailFreight on Tour summit? Registration opens today. You can find more information on the website.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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