Tenders have been invited for infrastructure work on Hungary’s Szeged – Hódmezövásáhely tram-train project. A new 800m track will connect the current Rókus line 1 terminus to the Szeged – Békéscsaba rail line, which is being electrified; at Hódmezövásárhely a 3.3km (2.1-mile) single track will run through the town centre.
The route has been designed to bring thousands more residents within 500m of a rail connection and around 600 bicycle parking spaces have been suggested at the new line’s seven stops. A separate tender calls for eight diesel-electric LRVs, with an option for four more. The majority of the funding for the HUF23bn (EUR74.5m) project will come from the EU.