The new track will run between Kelenföld and Ferencváros and will support a new S-Bahn-style suburban service which MÁV is planning to introduce. The bridge is already served by east-west freight traffic, Railjet services from Munich to Budapest, and inter-city and suburban trains.

The project is financed by the Connecting Europe Facility and design plans have already been approved. The winning bidder will draw up detailed construction plans for the track across the bridge to Buda on the western side of the bridge, with the remaining work to Kelenföld set to take place under a separate contract.

Tenders are due by November 12.