On 13th September MÁV issued a statement regarding urgent construction works on the Biatorbágy – Szárliget section which is located on main line Budapest – Rajka. The statement can be read below:
Following recent diagnostic tests, a speed restriction has been introduced on the Biatorbágy – Szárliget section of railway line 1 due to the conditions of the railway tracks. The Ministry of Construction and Transport, as the owner, has ordered the removal of this speed restriction as soon as possible.
Please be informed that the following temporary capacity restrictions will be introduced on the section between Biatorbágy – Szárliget in connection with the track maintenance works:
- From 18th September 2023 to 26th October 2023, the left track will be closed (the right track will also be closed between 00:00 and 04:00 at night),
- From 27th October 2023 to 17th November 2023, construction works require a total closure,
- From 18th November 2023 to 9th December 2023, the right track will be closed (the left track will also be closed between 00:00 and 04:00 at night).
Please note that the exposure to weather conditions of the track maintenance works is significant, so the date of completion may change.
Alternatively, we recommend the use of the Komárom – Székesfehérvár (5) and Székesfehérvár – Budapest-Kelenföld (30a) lines, which require diesel traction, and the Hegyeshalom – Porpác (16), Porpác – Székesfehérvár (20) and Székesfehérvár – Budapest-Kelenföld (30a) lines, which require electric traction only.
We will keep you informed during the whole process and provide you the opportunity to consult us.
After the end of the track closure on the Biatorbágy – Szárliget section of railway line 1 by removing the above mentioned and previously introduces speed restrictions as well, we will be at the disposal of our Clients with a renewed railway infrastructure, ensuring a high technical standard in the long term.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation in dealing with this situation.