Thales clinches Hungarian ETCS contract
HUNGARY'S National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF) has awarded Thales Austria a Euros 18m contract to install ETCS Level 2 on the 101km Boba – Bajánsenye line in western Hungary. The contract includes the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of ETCS Level 2, and adaption of the existing ETCS Level 1 equipment.
Upon completion of the project in September 2014, the maximum line speed will be raised from 100km/h to 120km/h. The line is part of part of Pan-European Corridor 5 (Venice – Ljubljana – Budapest Lvov – Kiev), and the project is 85% funded by the European Union.
Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) has included the extension of ETCS Level 2 from Boba to Hodoš in its investment plans for 2012-15.