Preparation of the detailed design of the Békéscsaba railway station, design No.:13.09. 220


Technical data

Building trades

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


NIF Zrt.

Project value


Design value

484.50 millió Ft

Years of completion

2009 to 2012

Years of construction

2013 to 2016

The Budapest–Szolnok–Békéscsaba–Lőkösháza railway line is one of the most important transit lines. A key railway hub of it is the Békéscsaba railway station, the largest in the region. The original railway line from Szajol to Arad was opened to traffic in 1858. The station was upgraded the last time before its reconstruction in the 1960s.

As commissioned by NIF Zrt., our design task was to prepare detailed and tender designs on the basis of approval designs prepared previously for the upgrading of the station.

At the Békéscsaba station, all building trades had to create conditions for transport at the speed of 120 km/h (in certain sections, 100 km/h) and with an axle load of 225 kN. The speed of 80 km/h had to be ensured on the connecting Gyula and Szeged lines. Accordingly, considerable interventions became necessary in the building trades of railway line, catenary, signalling system and telecommunications, and the disabled accessibility and environmental protection regulations in force also had to be complied with.

The design area was the Békéscsaba station in a 4.7 km long section between chainages 822+00 and 867+83 km. In addition to the reconstruction of passenger train arrival and departure tracks, the design task included the reconstruction of platforms (rail head top surface+55 cm), providing disabled accessibility (lifts) and constructing a passenger subway and flyover. Our task was to carry out the complete reconstruction of the station building and the reconstruction of the area adjacent to the railway station: a P+R car park and connecting road network. A modern telecommunications and passenger information system is established. The Orosházi út flyover is reconstructed, and a road subway is constructed in Szerdahelyi út. A modern electronic signalling system is established, and the catenary network, points heating, area lighting, power supply and a traction substation are reconstructed. The utility network at the station is upgraded.

During design, the designs of eight passenger train tracks were prepared with two island platforms, one platform next to the station building, connecting station and branch sections, in a length of nearly 25 railway km and 78 group sidings. Four important engineering structures are reconstructed (a four-lane road flyover, a road subway, and a passenger subway and flyover). The upgrading and modification of a station building with a floor area of nearly 7,000 m2 were designed.