Public transport, environmental protection
Fidesz does not talk about it, it acts! (list at the end of the article)
Without claiming completeness, which will now be discussed:
90 IC car
The Tram train starts
P R car parks are being built
The Southern Roundabout will be renewed
Railway lines are being renewed
The Eastern Railway Station will be renewed
The Western Railway Station will be renewed
50 renewable station projects
115 new locomotives arrive
40 KISS double decker motor trains
The Coach Bus is buying 3,200 new buses
Bicycle storage was built at 97 bus stations
A container terminal will be built in Zalaegerszeg and Fényeslitke
50 hybrid multiple units are being procured
A 2,000 billion rail development program will be launched in the capital
From 2022, only electric buses can be placed on the market in settlements with a population of more than 25,000
Sustainability objectives of the MÁV-Volán Group in order to protect the Earth
The goal of the MÁV-Volán Group is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, for which purpose it has developed its sustainability objectives. The Green Strategy goals will be presented by the Group on Earth Day, among which the reduction of CO2 emissions of transport service providers, green digitization, efficient energy management, reduction of environmental impact of waste and transition to a circular economy, as well as environmentally friendly, sustainable corporate operations are of key importance.
The group's green campaign was launched on 17 February 2021 in connection with the European Year of Railways. From this date, the railway undertaking shall indicate the CO2 savings for the distance on the electronic train ticket, season ticket issued by MÁV-START and on the printed tickets and season tickets where this does not cause additional paper consumption. As an average, a passenger who chooses the railway transport provided by MÁV-START instead of a passenger car emits more than 70% less CO2 emissions per kilometer.
The MÁV-Volán Group's sustainability strategic objectives include further reducing CO2 emissions from transport by increasing the length of electrified railway lines, the number of electric rail and road vehicles, and shifting freight to rail. Another priority - and one of the cornerstones of development - is the modernization of the vehicle fleet. Nine of the 40 KISS double-decker motor trains ordered have already been put on the market, fifty-five of the 90-series series are self-manufactured IC cars and the production of a first-class IC bogie car is in progress. The first tram-train vehicles arrived in Szentes, which will be able to travel between Hódmezővásárhely and Szeged from the end of the year. 115 locomotives and 50 hybrid multiple units are also in the process of being procured. Part of the national bus strategy is that from 2022 only electric buses can be placed on the market in settlements with a population of more than 25,000. As part of the Green Bus program, VOLÁNBUSZ is testing electric buses and marketing them in eight cities and in the area of the Mátra Power Plant. The ultimate goal is to create a modern bus fleet, to reduce the emissions and operating costs of bus transport in order to protect the environment in a sustainable way.
As part of the 50 renewable stations project, MÁV B R will build car parks at more than 20 stations and stops, facilitating the transition between bicycle, car and rail transport. By building P R car parks set up in cooperation with municipalities, we are encouraging people to park their cars and choose the environmentally friendly mode of transport, the railway. In the last two years, P R and B R car parks have been built at 8 locations, and in 2021 work will continue at 9 more locations. Volánbusz has set up bicycle storage facilities at 97 bus stations across the country, which are suitable for the safe storage of a total of 3112 bicycles. In addition, bicycle storage facilities were built at 58 major technical sites with a total storage capacity of 958 units to support the cycling work of our employees.
An important element of sustainability goals is green digitization. An important step in creating optimal, green transport in Hungary was to combine rail and road bus transport, which will make it possible to coordinate rural transport, eliminate unnecessary duplications and unused flights, and thus reduce energy consumption. A key project of green digitization is the joint electronic ticketing system for rail and road, which facilitates ticket purchase and is being developed by the MÁV Service Center on behalf of MÁV-START. More and more bus and train passes and tickets are available in the user-friendly ELVIRA and in the MÁV Application. The development of IT systems plays a key role in efficient passenger information and service, in the optimal planning of the railway and road timetable, and in all the processes that can be used to conserve environmental resources. The aim is to create integrated station and on-board passenger information, to set up an integrated dispatch center and to implement a unified basic data management system for timetables and fares. The joint rail and road ticketing system is already being developed and the central traffic management systems will be extended to new sections. Using renewable technology, more reliable and accurate information is delivered to rail and bus users. The visual passenger information system of the Southern Railway Station has been supplemented with three large vandal-proof LCD monitors suitable for industrial operation. We have set up a modern LED passenger information display wall at the Keleti railway station, and centrally controlled passenger information displays will help you find your way in the customer area of the passenger center under construction. A large LED display is also being built at the Western Railway Station.
Among the environmental objectives of the MÁV-Volán Group, the reduction of the environmental load of waste, the development of a sustainable and circular economy by implementing the selective collection of municipal waste, preventing the generation of surplus waste, increasing the rate of reuse and recycling, and innovative waste collection, introduction of treatment and reduction technologies. Last year, more than 21,000 tons of waste was generated nationwide from more than 160 types of waste generated at the group's nearly 500 sites, which is the same as the annual municipal waste production of a city the size of Eger. This quantity can only be properly managed by operating a suitable waste collection system, so that all waste is selectively collected and stored by the Group at 1,800 workplace collection points and 28 self-operated hazardous waste collection points until it is handed over for treatment. The amount of scrap metal from the renovation of railway tracks handed over for recycling in 2019 exceeded 24,000 tonnes, and up to two Eiffel Towers could be built from this metal material. By creating the conditions for greener, paperless workplaces, it is possible to use as little paper as possible in the day-to-day operations of the group of companies through digitization.
The group of companies strives to increase the use of electricity from green energy during its operation by planning sustainable building energy developments.
The MÁV-Volán Group is launching a sustainability website, where in addition to the details of the green strategy objectives, those interested can also find out about the main sustainability indicators, current green news and interesting facts. There is also a counter running on zold.mavhmä.hu, which shows the CO2 savings per full passenger kilometer compared to car traffic per second. In the CO2 saving game created on the website, all passengers with tickets and passes can register and read the company’s sustainability objectives on topics related to noise pollution, CO2 emissions from traction energy and illegally abandoned waste along the track. Valuable prizes will be drawn among registrants on the site.
On Earth Day, the MÁV-Volán Group presents the FLIRT motor train stickered on the occasion of the European Year of Railways, which symbolizes the importance of protecting the environment by promoting rail transport, while the CREDO Innovel bus it represents a significant reduction in CO2 emissions due to new purchases.
In our video showing the improvements, we show the development of transport from 13 minutes to 35 seconds
For the first time in 68 years, a new railway section will be built over the Danube in Budapest!
620 new jobs! Another huge investment!
A nearly HUF 16 billion logistics container terminal is being built in Zalaegerszeg! (previous announcements, jobs at the end of the article!)
Construction has begun on Europe’s largest intermodal terminal in Fényeslitke
400 new jobs in Szabolcs county! (with video at the end of the article)
Instead of a climate hist: Almost 1000 new buses arrive in the Fleet Bus fleet!
The Western Railway Station will be renewed!
The building is completely renovated, the roof structure is already completed. The cost of the complete renovation is almost 10 billion forints!
Several companies will develop public transport in the future based on a common concept!
What we have been wanting for decades will come true! Climate change instead of concrete measures!
10,000 parking spaces and 8,000 bicycle storage facilities will be built in “bled” Budapest based on the Budapest Agglomeration Railway Strategy
Here is the latest "stadium": Esztergom received a new bus station in a railway development project
New buses are also pictured
By 2022, the Volánbusz, which has been providing nationwide services since October last year, will launch a total of 3,200 new buses.
6 new articulated buses were handed over in Zalaegerszeg
Buses installed in Debrecen were handed over in Győr!
A total of 39 new Mercedes-Benz Conecto buses will be used to develop public transport in Győr
23 new Mercedes-Benz Conecto G type articulated buses to Székesfehérvár. (with video)
New buses are constantly arriving in Budapest
1000 kilometers of road will be renewed this year!
Since 2010, 6,000 km of roads have been renewed, and the total value of the investments made was HUF 755 billion
Instead of a climate hist: Balázs Fürjes announced a 2,000 billion railway development program
Lőrinc Mészáros will create another 500 jobs!
(In addition to the existing 25,000!) The Mészáros Group and Stadler jointly produce railway carriages!
Modernization of the Budapest – Hatvan (80a) railway line in Finis!
This is how Orbán "stole" the country, or more precisely, how he rebuilds Hungary!
Renewable railway stations
Development of the Bagi railway station
Country building in winter and summer
Another HUF 3 billion government subsidy for the renovation of the underpass level of the Eastern Railway Station!
A significant project has been completed on the dominant railway line of the capital
They promised they would. New double-decker trains are available
By 2022, 40 such trains will be on the market, 50 stations will be renewed! (more improvements at the end of the article!)
Transformed Kaposvár: the first new intermodal hub in the country was handed over
The more than 100-year-old Kaposvár railway station, declared a monument, received the Construction Industry Award
We do not erase the past, we preserve it!
Railway with a speed of 160 km / h!
Not a dream - a reality! The first section between Ebes and Debrecen was handed over!
12 tram-trains will run between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely
There are only 3 railway construction machine chains in Europe, such as the one purchased by V-Híd Építő Zrt and handed over today in Debrecen
Rail transport will accelerate with 115 brand new locomotives from 2022 onwards
The installed capacity of solar power plants has increased tenfold!
Today is the 31st anniversary of the Hungarian Earth Day movement! In this article, we have summarized the government’s environmental and climate strategy measures