Vál Valley Light Railway
|Vál Valley Light Railway|
Vál Valley train at Arboretum von Alcsút station
|Native name||Vál-völgyi Kisvasút|
Arboretum in Alcsút|
|Line length||5.693 km (4 mi)|
|Track gauge||760 mm (2 ft 5 15⁄16 in) Bosnian gauge|
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.
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, and the village of Felcsút only has a population of 1,812.
|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 15⁄16 in)||Rába||1961||Nyírvidéki Kisvasút||Operational||Mk48 2012|
|98 55 8244 216-8||039||B-B DH||760 mm (2 ft 5 15⁄16 in)||Rába||1961||Nyírvidéki Kisvasút||Operational||Mk48 2016|
- "Vál-völgyi Kisvasút". Retrieved 19 April 2017.
- A Nemzeti Közlekedési Hatóság UVH/VF/2927/2/2014. számú hirdetménye
- "Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban investigated over €2m EU funding spent on 'absurd' vintage train line". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
- "A village fit for a king: how Viktor Orban had a football stadium and a railway built on his doorstep". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
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