The €52m project is divided into three phases: Ferencváros – Monor, Monor – Szajol, and Szajol – Gyoma.

Reconstruction work is still taking place on the adjoining Gyoma – Lökösháza section, and NIF has therefore decided to issue a separate call for tenders at a later stage.

The installation of ETCS on this line will be supported by the national GSM-R rollout, which is currently being tendered as two separate contracts.

The installation of ETCS Level 2 is considered a prerequisite for increasing line speeds from 120 to 160km/h. ETCS Level 2 is not yet in use in Hungary, although the system is currently being installed on several lines that have recently been upgraded, or where modernisation is currently being carried out. The first ETCS Level 2 installation is not expected to become operational until the end of 2015 at the earliest.