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Date: 07/24/19 18:17
Budapest HEV Suburban Railway Part 2
Author: dwatry

I posted Part 1 in May, and I'm finally getting around to Part 2!   As a refresher, the HEV consists of 4 discontinuous suburban railway segments in Budapest, all of which interchange with either the Metro or various tram lines.  HEV is not a tramline - it's more like an interurban.  It's built to mainline standards in some respects, but operates with lighter equipment than the mainline MAV services.  Consists are 6-car trains, operating on close headways of 3-4 minutes between trains.  The 2 parts of the HEV I rode are operated by MAV (the mainline operator), and have a non-revenue track connection to the mainline services, but the operations are separate and distinct from the mainline railways.  There are proposals to convert portions of the HEV to extended BKK Metro lines, but for now they retain an informal, low-tech atmosphere. 

1)  Eastbound HEV train on the 8/9-line at Matyasfold-repuloter.  Train is headed out of Budapest on a trunk with 2 lines that split at Cinkota.  Main branch goes to Godollo, with some trains taking the minor branch to Csomor.  Some trips on the Csomor branch are also operated by Desiro DMUs that operate a non-electrified segment connecting back to the Godollo line further east.  This line operates left-handed because of the junction and platform arrangement for transfers at Cinkota.  The main shops are also located at Cinkota. 

2)  Westbound HEV train at Matyasfold-repuloter heading toward Ors Vezere Ter and the Metro connection to central Budapest.  

3) Westbound train at Cinkota coming off the mainline from Godollo.



 



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Date: 07/24/19 18:21
Re: Budapest HEV Suburban Railway Part 2
Author: dwatry

4)  Westbound at Cinkota with a Cosmor branch Desiro DMU set in the shop area.
5) Desiro DMU arriving from Cosmor.
6)  Westbound approaching Matyasfold-repuloter.
 



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Date: 07/24/19 18:28
Re: Budapest HEV Suburban Railway Part 2
Author: dwatry

7)  Terminal at Ors Vezere Tere - simple 3-track stub terminal with transfer to a Metro line and many tram and trolleycoach lines.
8)   DuWag TW 6000 at Ors Vezere Tere.
9) Ikarus trolleycoach at Ors Vezere Tere.
 








Date: 07/24/19 18:33
Re: Budapest HEV Suburban Railway Part 2
Author: dwatry

10)  Southbound HEV Line 5 train at Szentelek Ter.
11)  Southbound line 5 train in unique livery at Bekasmegyer.
12)  Northbound train at Aquincum - site of Roman ruins.
 








Date: 07/26/19 11:32
Re: Budapest HEV Suburban Railway Part 2
Author: symph1

Interesting. Thank you for posting.



Date: 07/26/19 16:44
Re: Budapest HEV Suburban Railway Part 2
Author: mundo

Enjojyed the photo's,  Just wish time and money had allowed to visit scens as these.  But that was not to be.  Only saw a tiny bit, back in the Army 1950's.



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