Trip to Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine - July 2003

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Wednesday 16th July 2003

Timperley   06:37 Taxi
Manchester Airport (MAN) 06:50 07:00 LH5943 Lufthansa Canadair Regional Jet D-ACLC
München Airport (MUC) 10:00 11:00 LH3450 Lufthansa Airbus 320-200 D-AIPE
Budapest Ferihegy 2B (BUD) 12:15 12:45   'Repter-busz' (airport bus)
Kőbánya-Kispest 13:05 13:16 'line 3' BKV metro
Deák Ferenc tér 13:32 13:38 'line 2' BKV metro
Keleti pu 13:44
Baross tér   14:26 '73' BKV trolleybus 908
Terez Korut 14:38
Budapest Nyugati pu 15:05 MÁV EMU Bmxt014+2T+BDmot014
via Vácratót
Vác 16:33 16:51 MÁV EMU BDmot014+2T+Bmxt014
direct
Budapest Nyugati pu 17:38 17:46 'line 3' BKV metro
Népliget 18:00 18:07 '1' BKV tram 4095+4094+?
Sálgotarjáni ut 18:12 18:15 '1' BKV tram 4255+4211+?
Ferencváros MÁV-állomás 18:22      
viewed arrival of staff train from Rákos - via reversal in yard
Ferencváros MÁV-állomás   19:08 '1' BKV tram 4107+4117+?
Népstadion 19:21 19:23 '80' BKV trolleybus 305
Baross tér 19:30      
Keleti pu   20:22 'line 2' BKV metro
Déli pu 20:33      
to meet a friend - who didn't turn up!
Déli pu   20:45 'line 2' BKV metro
Keleti pu 20:50      
New passenger track today: Rákospalota-Újpest - Vácratót
Overnight at Hotel Baross Panzio, 1077 Budapest, Baross ter 15 (outside Keleti pu)

Thursday 17th July 2003

Budapest Keleti pu 08:05 522 MÁV EL V43 1308
Vámosgyörk 09:14 09:24 35622 MÁV EL V43 1362
Gyöngyös 09:38 walk
Gyöngyös ÁEV 11:00 31408 ÁEV DL Mk48.412 + 3C + DL Mk48.409
Mátrafüred 11:22 11:36 31409 ÁEV DL Mk48.409 + 3C + DL Mk48.412
Gyöngyös ÁEV 11:58 12:03 special ÁEV DL Mk48.410 + 1C
Lajosháza 12:40 12:50 special ÁEV DL Mk48.410 + 1C (photo available)
Gyöngyös ÁEV 13:50 special bus
Gyöngyös 14:10 35625 MÁV EL V43 1362
Vámosgyörk 14:24 special bus
Mezőcsát 16:35 35126 MÁV DR Bzmot 306 + 2T
Nyékládháza 17:10     special bus to and from restaurant for evening meal
Nyékládháza   18:26 35011 MÁV EL V43 1306
Tiszapalkonya-Erőmű 18:50 18:58 35018 MÁV EL V43 1306
Miskolc-Tiszai pu 19:39 20:34 5208 MÁV EL V43 1027
* Szerencs       MÁV DL M41 2155
Slovenske Nove Mesto 22:12 22:40   long wait before being let off train - border checks
Hotel Hunor 23:30     special bus - long wait at border crossing
New passenger track today: Gyöngyös ÁEV - Lajosháza, Mezőcsát - Hejőkeresztúr, Szerencs - Slovenske Nove Mesto
Overnight at Hotel Hunor, Torzsás u. 11, Sátoraljaújhely (several miles from Sátoraljaújhely station)

Friday 18th July 2003

Hotel Hunor   07:25   special bus
Sátoraljaújhely 07:35 07:50 5227 MÁV DL M41 2155
Bodrogkeresztúr 08:37 08:45   special bus
Balsa 09:15 09:42 31612 MÁV DL Mk48.2029 + 2C
Balsai Tisza-part 09:46 09:50 special MÁV DL Mk48.2029 + 2C
shunt to end of line, then back to Balsa then past shed building, then loco round triangle, then via triangle then back to
Balsai Tisza-part 10:27 11:15 31625 MÁV DL Mk48.2029 + 2C
Herminatanya 12:00 12:48 special MÁV DL Mk48.2025 + 2C
via shunt from station via triangle, then to Dombrád, shunt to end of line then via triangle, then dep. 14:37 via Herminatanya, Kotaj dep. 17:38, and Nyíregháza NyK to
Nyíregháza Depot 18:40 19:00   special bus
Hotel Centrál 19:15      
New passenger track today: Balsai Tisza-part - Herminatanya - Dombrád, Herminatanya - Nyíregháza
Overnight at Hotel Centrál, Nyár u. 2-4, Nyíregháza

Saturday 19th July 2003

Hotel Centrál   06:00   special bus
Nyíregháza 06:10 06:20 6240 MÁV EL V43 1096
Záhony 07:37 10:00 special MÁV DL M62 196 (fitted for 1520mm gauge operation) + 2C
tour of broad gauge tracks in Záhony area: to Komoró (run round/rev 10:25/10:45) - Eperjeske triangle east Jn (rev 11:09/11:13) - Eperjeske triangle north Jn (rev 11:20/11:21) - Eperjeske Rendező pu (rev 11:35/11:43) - Tornyospálca (rev 12:12/12:18) - Eperjeske Rendező pu (rev 12:48/12:55) - Eperjeske Atrako (rev 13:02/13:09) to
* Eperjeske Rendező pu 13:22 13:55   UZ DL 2M62-1241
via freight-only border crossing into Ukraine - Solovka (14:11 CET/16:17 EET) to
* Batjevo (reverse) 16:39 17:04   UZ EL ВЛ11-111 (photo available)
via Čop avoiding line - Szürte (17:50/18:21) - Užhorod 2 (run round/rev 18:37/19:13) to
Užhorod 19:22      (photo available) taxi to hotel
New passenger track today: parts of Batjevo - Užhorod
Overnight at Hotel Druzhba, vyl. Vicoka 12, Užhorod (phone 031-22 3-32-32) (10 minute taxi ride from station)

Sunday 20th July 2003

Hotel Druzhba   07:00   taxi
Užhorod 07:10 07:22 special UZ EL ВЛ11-131
via Užhorod 2 - Pavlovo (07:51 EET/08:08 CET) - freight-only border crossing into Slovakia to
Maťovce 08:17 10:30 special M131-1125 (fitted for 1520mm gauge operation)
via ŠRT broad gauge line - Budkovce (10:51) - Trebišov (11:10) - Slančík (11:37/11:53) - Hornád (12:07/12:22 - photo available) - Haniska pri Košiciach ŠRT (12:33/12:54) - customs area (13:03/13:09) - end of line (rev 13:13/13:24) - Ore Unloading area (13:35/13:50) - Haniska pri Košiciach ŠRT (rev 13:59) to
Haniska pri Košiciach depot 14:02 14:15 - ŽS DR 810 516-5 staff shuttle
Haniska pri Košiciach headshunt 14:19      
Haniska pri Košiciach   14:31 8718 ŽS EMU 460 055 set
Košice 14:45 walk to Hotel
(near Hotel Centrum) 15:29 '29B' DPMK bus
Čermeľ 15:49 16:05 Čermeľ Valley Railway SL U36 003
Pioner 16:25 16:40 Čermeľ Valley Railway SL U36 003 dep 7 late due to brake problems
Čermeľ 17:07 17:36 '29Z' DPMK bus
(near city centre) 17:51
Tesco 18:06 horse drawn tram (photo available)
Hotel Slovan 18:18
Nam. Osloboditeľov 18:51 'R1' DPMK tram 612
U.S.Steel 19:15 19:43 'R7' DPMK tram 612
Amfiteater 20:09
New passenger track today: none.
Overnight at Hotel Centrum, Južná trieda 2a, Košice (10 minutes walk from station)

Monday 21st July 2003

Nam. Osloboditeľov   06:55 '2' DPMK tram 617
Želzničná Stanica 07:00      
Košice   07:10 221 ŽS EL 163 104-3
* Čierna nad Tisou 08:28 09:10   ŽS EL 140 042-9 2 sleeper cars only
(border) 09:17 CET/10:17 EET
Čop 10:30 10:52   UZ DL ЧМЗ3-3375 (standard gauge)
* Čop gauge-changing sidings 10:56 11:36   UZ DL ЧМЗ3-4177 (broad gauge)
shunt to swap the order of cars
Čop 11:49 14:00 621 MÁV DL M40 910 (photo available)
(border) 14:10 EET/13:23 CET
Záhony 13:30 14:38 6355 MÁV DL M41 2161
Mátészalka 16:01 16:28 36114 MÁV DR Bzmot 363 + 3T + Bzmot 397
Fehérgyarmat 16:57 17:04 36146 MÁV DR Bzmot 363 + 2T
Zajta 17:49 17:48   MÁV DR Bzmot 363 run round trailer cars
Zajta 17:53 18:10 36141 MÁV DR Bzmot 363 + 2T
Mátészalka 19:32      
New passenger track today: Čierna nad Tisou - Čop, Čop - Záhony, Tornyospálca - Vásárosnameny, Máteszalka - Zajta
Overnight at Bianco Étterem-Panzió Udvarház, Kölcsey u. 27-29, Mátészalka (phone (44) 502-627) (3 minutes walk from station)

Tuesday 22nd July 2003

Mátészalka   07:40 36212 MÁV DR Bzmot 381
Csenger 08:30 09:45 36217 MÁV DR Bzmot 381
Mátészalka 10:35 11:52 6344 MÁV DL M41 2161
Vásárosnameny 12:22 12:40 IP36005 MÁV DR Bzmot 417 (InterPici)
Nyíregháza 14:00 14:08 30614 MÁV DR Bzmot 397
Nagykólló 14:23     arr 12 late, speed restrictions
    15:15 36114 MÁV DR Bzmot 364 + 3T + Bzmot 395 dep 9 late
Nyírbátor 16:03     arr 17 late, speed restrictions
    16:53 36113 MÁV DR Bzmot 291 + 2T dep 14 late
Nyíregháza 17:53     arr 22 late, speed restrictions
Vasútállomás   18:40 '8' Szabolcs Volán bus
Eghaza utca 18:47      
New passenger track today: Kocsord - Csenger, Vásárosnameny - Nyíregháza (in daylight), Nyíregháza - Nagykólló - Nyírbátor
Overnight at Hotel Centrál, Nyár utca 2-4, Nyíregháza

Wednesday 23rd July 2003

Nyár utca   07:37 '7' Szabolcs Volán bus
Vasútállomás 07:46
Nyíregháza   08:10 5627 MÁV EL V43 1030
Szerencs 09:04 09:15 35212 MÁV DR Bzmot 186 + 1T
Hidasnémeti 10:41 11:35 5315 MÁV EL V43 1369
Miskolc-Tiszai pu 12:44 13:20 513 MÁV EL V43 1369
Gödöllő 15:14 15:20 - HÉV EMU
Örs vézer tere 16:05 16:47 'line 2' BKV metro
Deák Ferenc tér 16:57 17:01 'line 3' BKV metro
Kőbánya-Kispest 17:17 17:22   'Repter-busz' (airport bus)
Budapest Ferihegy 2B (BUD) 17:45 19:20 LH3437 Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 D-ABEP
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 21:05 22:00 LH4544 Lufthansa Airbus 320-200 D-AIQL
Manchester Airport (MAN) 22:40 22:45   taxi
Timperley 22:58      
New passenger track today: Szerencs - Hidasnémeti, Cinkota - Kistarcsa (HÉV line)

Tickets used: single journey tickets throughout.

Copyright Š 2003, 2007, 2011 Paul Steane.

This page last updated on 23 October 2011 at 17:04.