Urgent construction works on line Budapest - Rajka from 18th September 2023 updated: 23-10-2023

Update of 23-10-2023:

On the alternative route, Komárom – Székesfehérvár (5), MÁV is going to arrange diesel locomotives for traction of freight trains continuously between 28 October and 18 November in order to maximize the available capacity on this route.

Please note the following:

  • The diesel locomotives will be provided by MÁV Rail Tours Kft.
  • MÁV will manage the operation of these locomotives,
  • These locomotives will fall under the scope of the agreement between MÁV and the RUs concerned about the reimbursement of the costs related to this temporary capacity restriction.

Railway undertakings are informed that train paths allocated on the main line Budapest – Rajka (1) should not be cancelled, however, alternative train paths on the Komárom – Székesfehérvár – Budapest-Kelenföld section should be requested by the operating railway undertakings.
In order to minimise the unnecessary waiting times, we kindly request the railway undertakings concerned not to plan long dwell times on the above section and to arrange the shifts of locomotive drivers in a way not to generate track occupancy at the stations Komárom and Székesfehérvár.


On 13th September MÁV issued a statement regarding urgent construction works on Biatorbágy - Szárliget section, which is located on main line Budapest - Rajka. The statement can be read below:

Dear Partner!

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 maintennance 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.