FINANCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAIL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES Dr. Csaba Székely Deputy General Director Quick facts about GYSEV Integrated railway company with separated business units Hungarian name: Gyır-Sopron-Ebenfurti

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FINANCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAIL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES Dr. Csaba Székely Deputy General Director Quick facts about GYSEV Integrated railway company with separated business units Hungarian name: Gyır-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút Zrt. (GYSEV) German name: Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn AG (Raaberbahn) Headquarters in Sopron, general representation in Budapest and Vienna Owner structure: % Republic of Hungary % Republic of Austria % Strabag SE Lines owned and/or operated by GYSEV: Gyır Ebenfurth Sopron Ágfalva Sopron Szombathely Szombathely Szentgotthárd Fertıszentmiklós Neusiedl am See GYSEV as cross-border operator GYSEV Zrt. FHÉV Zrt. ÖBB MÁV Strategical background Sopron-Szombathely-Szentgotthárd railway line: Part of TEN-T network Vienna -Ebenfurth -Sopron -SzombatheIy -Körmend -Szentgotthárd Graz corridor (see the orange line) is part of the European TEN-T railway network based on the 1692/96/EC decision. 4 Modernisation of the line Sopron Szentgotthárd A new railway axis is born? Sopron-Szombathely: 2001: Taking over the operations control by GYSEV 2002: Electrification and partial modernisation of the line 2006: Installation of a rail safety device system Investment financing without EU funds Szombathely-Szentgotthárd: 12/2006: Taking over the operations control by GYSEV Since 2008: Modernisation of the line 2011: Completion of the modernisation Financial support of the EU Cohesion Funds Project budget in HUF Modernisation of the line Szombathely-Szentgotthárd (track, catenary and safety installation) Modernisation of the line Sopron-Szombathely (track, catenary and safety installation) Rolling stock (acquisition of 4 modern electric multiple-unit trains) Sopron underpass in Kıszegi street Szombathely overpass in Csaba street Energy supply for the whole line Sopron-Szombathely-Szentgotthárd Other costs (acquisition of land, engineers, etc.) Reserve funds (without lifting the bridge over Lapincs: HUF ) Total: Project status report progress of technical works Preparational works since May 2007 (studies, legal issues, public procurement, preparation of land, etc.) Track possession in April-May 2010 (60 days) on the section Szombathely- Körmend Works on the section Harka-Szombathely finished, technical delivery at the end of November 2010 Works on the track and the catenary on the section Körmend-Szentgotthárd Under way Works on the safety device system on the section Szombathely-Szentgotthárd Under way Supply point in Körmend is ready to get tested going into operation at the beginning of December 2010 Under way Sopron works on the underpass in Kőszegi street 2011 Szombathely works on the overpass in Csaba street 2011 Acquisition of new multiple-unit trains - acquisition process starts this year 24 months Goals to achieve by modernising the line Raising the line speed from km/h to 120 km/h Raising the wagon axle load from 210 kn to 225 kn Curve corrections and building in rails of type UIC 60 almost on the whole line Increasing the length of tracks at stations to 750 m to support the arrival and departure of long trains New platform edge of 55 cm at the stations to make boarding and disembarking the trains easier Noise protection measures along the line Electrification of the whole line Installing a new rail safety device system Security installations for all level crossings (crossing lights and half lifting barriers), terminating level crossings without function New secured railway crossings: 31, terminated railway crossings: 7 SETA project area Focus on interlinkages between secondary and primary network Project objectives Implementation of measures for improvement of accessibility and logistic workflow as a basis for regional development in South East-Europe 1. Better accessibility as basis for regional economic growth in South East Europe 2. Develop environmental friendly freight and passenger transport (Green corridors) 3. Improve (economic) cooperation between Central and South East European regions 4. Access alternative financing options for the necessary improvement of transport infrastructure 5. Create a common interest between and within the partner regions Project partners We overcome borders GYSEV who else?
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