POSS in Hungary

A total of 46 points at Sopron station and on the lines from Sopron to Gyor and from Sopron to Szombathely are connected to POSS. The first POSS system was commissioned in March 2009 at the 4 most critical points of the extensive shunting yard of Sopron station. In 2011, the POSS system was extended to the railway line from Sopron to Gyor and the line from Sopron to Szombathely. Both lines are single-track lines with passing tracks at most stations. Point failures lead to severe train delays due to the intensive timetable. POSS point monitoring helps to increase the availability of the lines. A total of 46 points is connected to POSS at the moment.

Client:
Mavepcell
Location:
Sopron – Szombathely - Gyor
Activity:
Monitoring
Country:
Hungary
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The customer

The railway network

The railway network around Sopron was founded in 1872. Train traffic between the Hungary and Austria has continued since then, also during the ‘cold war’. Nowadays the network is also used by Austrian ÖBB trains.

Track maintenance on the railway network is done by Mavepcell, a Hungarian contractor from Celldomolk. Mavepcell works for the Austrian-Hungarian railway company Gysev (Raaberbahn). Gysev is based in the city of Sopron.