AŽD Praha wins first contract for railway signaling in Hungary

Szeged train station in 2013. Credit: Phil Richards / Flickr.comSzeged train station in 2013. Credit: Phil Richards / Flickr.com

The company will cooperate with R-KORD on the development, production, and installation of railway signaling equipment in Hungary.

AŽD Praha won its first contract in Hungary. In a consortium with R-KORD (part of the Hungarian holding company V-Híd), it will equip the line from Szeged to the border with Serbia with ETCS signaling, the Czech company announced in a press release.

To update the country’s signaling equipment, AŽD will install a fully electronic ESA 44 station signaling system in Hungary. The equipment will control traffic at the Szeged-Rendező and Röszke railway stations.

The delivery also includes an integrated signaling block system, the supply of LED signal lights, level crossings, and the supply and installation of the stationary part of the ETCS L1 system for a total value of EUR 5.7 million.

The two companies will work together to develop, manufacture, and install railway signaling equipment in Hungary. Czech know-how and tools will be used to produce the system in Hungary. AŽD and R-KORD will develop software adapted explicitly to Hungarian needs.


Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková

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