Upgrading of the Pusztaszabolcs–Dombovár–Gyékényes railway line, MT Design No.: 13.12.170


Technical data

Building trades

road design
traffic engineering
railway and catenary design
utility design
electrical and mechanical design
environmental engineering design
bridge and structural design


NIF Zrt.

Design value

90.00 millió Ft

Years of completion

2014 to 2015

Years of construction


As part of the Trenecon Cowi-FŐMTERV-UTIBER Consortium, our Company participated in the preparation of a design study invited for the upgrading of the Pusztaszabolcs–Dombóvár–Gyékényes railway line.

The Budapest–Dombóvár–Gyékényes railway line forms part of railway corridor V/B, connecting Hungary with Croatia. The refurbishment is warranted due to the condition of the railway line. The proposed railway development affects the most disadvantaged areas of Transdanubia.

According to the design task, a detailed feasibility study had to be prepared for the entire design area, with all required design sections, according to the programming practice of the EU.

  • Current situation and evaluation
  • Goals, indicators and means and instruments
  • Fitting into the strategy
  • Concept
    • determination of the expected transport demand
    • railway timetable simulation
    • preparation and description of concept alternatives
    • comparison of alternatives
    • devising and comparison of project alternatives
    • devising the accepted project alternative

Our Company was responsible for examining the Kaposvár–Gyékényes railway line section, including carrying out a complete technical evaluation, and devising and comparing alternatives on the about 70 km section. On the basis of the proposed timetable, our Company prepared traffic and power simulation and a geotechnical design section for the entire about 200 km long line, including a detailed analysis. The utility tasks and the evaluation of the alternatives were prepared on the Kaposvár–Gyékényes section.

During the preparation of the study, the possibilities of increasing speed (V=80, 120, 160 and 200 km/h), increasing axle load to 225 kN and the possibilities of providing access to the disabled were examined in accordance with the timetable simulation. The possibilities of upgrading the station and the conditions for long-term development were examined. More than 10 alternatives were examined in total.

On the basis of the detailed feasibility study, the solution proposed for the very long term was selected.