Vál Valley Light Railway

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Vál Valley Light Railway
Felcsút, Vál-völgyi Kisvasút, Alcsútdoboz Arborétum, 12.jpg
Vál Valley train at Arboretum von Alcsút station
Overview
Native name Vál-völgyi Kisvasút
Locale  Hungary
Termini Arboretum in Alcsút
Puskás Academy
Stations 3[1]
Website https://www.valvolgyikisvasut.hu/
Operation
Opened 2016
Technical
Line length 5.693 km (4 mi)[2]
Track gauge 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Bosnian gauge
Route number 6

The Vál Valley Light Railway (Hungarian: Vál-völgyi Kisvasút) is a 6 km long 760 mm gauge railway in Hungary. It is built on part of the Bicske–Székesfehérvár railway line. The building of the line was supported by the European Union, who have since launched an OLAF investigation into the funding.[3]

Controversy[edit]

Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary has been accused of misusing €2M of EU money contributed to the construction of the railway. The funding request was based on 2,500 passengers using the line daily. The true ridership is one thousandth of this,[3] and the village of Felcsút only has a population of 1,812.[4]

Motive Power[edit]

Identity Works Number Type Gauge Builder Year Built Previous Operator Status Notes Image
98 55 8244 212-7 035 B-B DH 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Rába 1961 Nyírvidéki Kisvasút Operational Mk48 2012 Felcsút, Vál-völgyi Kisvasút, Felcsút megállóhely, 2.jpg
98 55 8244 216-8 039 B-B DH 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Rába 1961 Nyírvidéki Kisvasút Operational Mk48 2016

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