Feasibility Study for the development required for the construction of a north-south international railway corridor planned in Western Transdanubia (with special regard to railway lines Nos. 16 and 17)


Technical data

Building trades

traffic engineering
railway and catenary design


Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút Zrt.

Project value


Design value

439.64 millió Ft

Years of completion


Years of construction


North-west cooperation between Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia is especially important for the Western Hungary economic area; the Baltic Region-Adriatic north-south transport axis and the proposed Western Hungary corridor connected to it within a network also form part of it.
The reviewed line sections form part of the north-south axis, which establishes connection from the North Sea to ports on the Mediterranean (Koper and Rijeka). In this part of the region, the improvement of accessility, fast increase in the road transport of goods and the considerations of sustainable development make the project especially important jointly and separately, and make development in the transport corridor to be examined in a wider context.
The purpose of the project was to serve transnational economic relations, the north-west industrial axis and regional transport, in connection with which the specific development goals included the restoration of the technical parameters of the tracks, electrification, the improvement of the efficiency of traffic control by establishing overhead control for signalling systems at the stations as well as development at the stations carried out for better serving passenger traffic, especially increasing the elevation of platforms to the rail head top surface+55 cm level.
Several directions for development could be set in order to make better use of the opportunities found during the analysis of the current situation. The corridor was evaluated in the European and regional context, taking into account several alternatives relating to the development level of the Hungarian section. In the first step, route alternatives were identified and evaluated, where the individual alternatives were examined with parameters representing the same level of development. In the second step, a detailed analysis of the selected route alternative was carried out. The different levels of development of the selected route alternative represented the alternatives here.
Technical design and analysis to the depth of a design study were performed for the assessed alternatives.
In the case of the selected alternative, the assignment included devising an optimal schedule on the basis of economic considerations and the current condition of the infrastructure.
As part of the project, the environmental and nature conservation permit documentation required under Government Decree No. 314/2005 was prepared.