2023.07.10. vndesign_admin

International incident on line Szajol – Lőkösháza border

On 9th July at 12:07 a freight train derailed with several wagons in Hungary on line Szajol – Lőkösháza border between Tiszatenyő and Mezőtúr stations. Both tracks and the overhead line is damaged. Lőkösháza – Curtici border crossing is affected in the incident.

For freight trains, it is possible to use the primary diversion route via Püspökladány towards Biharkeresztes.

The Lőkösháza – Curtici border crossing available on the Cegléd-Kecskemét-Szeged-Békéscsaba-Lőkösháza detour route.

According to forecast provided by MÁV, one of the tracks will be passable within days, while the full restoration may take weeks.

UPDATE on 14-07-2023: From 16 July 2023, train services are expected to start on the left track between Tiszatenyő – Mezőtúr stations. A 40 km/h slowdown signal will be in force for a distance of about 200m near the accident site

UPDATE on 17-07-2023: One track is operational. Available capacity on the section is 7 trains per hour. Reconstruction works on the other track is expected to take several days.

UPDATE on 28-07-2023:Technical inspections of the concerned track section have revealed that measures necessary for repairing the second track shall take further weeks. Superstructure and even parts of the substructure suffered damage on a 2 km long stretch. The experts of MÁV are persistantly working on the damaged track section in order to complete the repair procedure. Further update shall be provided as soon as the expected date of completion is revealed.

UPDATE on 11-08-2023: The second track is going to become operational from 20:00 today.


We will keep you informed about the further proceedings