This is the second, this time a major contract for the Hungarian railway network that the Czech company has contracted. The project is divided into two parts. The southern part of the section Fülöpszállás – Kelebia includes a total of 8 railway stations and adjacent track sections and is the primary part of the project. The northern section of the line Soroksár – Fülöpszállás including a total of 10 railway stations and adjacent track sections was contracted as an option.
The AŽD company will supply and install digital station interlocking equipment ESA-44, including the integrated line signalling system ITZZ, LED signal lamps, level crossings and also stationary parts of the ETCS L2 system.
The Hungarian company V4SIL (jointly founded by V-Híd and AŽD) will participate in the project in the area of development, production and installation of railway signalling equipment in accordance with local regulations and legislation. The cooperation will include the application of Czech know-how and tools in the production of final equipment in Hungary, as well as the development of software specially adapted to Hungarian needs.
"We have been striving for this contract for a long time and it is very important for us. The project implementation time of 27 months is extremely demanding. In addition, the complexity of the entire project underlines the requirement to link the AŽD systems to the technologies of the Chinese contractor, which is implementing the Serbian section of the line. Our goal is to win more contracts in Hungary. Since it is obvious that they value their own contractors here, we are following the strategic of cooperation with national companies," said AŽD CEO Zdeněk Chrdle after signing the contract.