KÁRPÁT Vasút Vasútüzemi Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság (KÁRPÁT Railways Railway Operation Services Limited Liability Company) or KÁRPÁT Vasút Kft. for short (hereinafter referred to as the Company) was founded by 4 private persons and a legal entity in January 2008. By today, the ownership structure has somewhat changed, but the current owners still belong to the founders.

The Company is a fully Hungarian-owned profit-oriented business association with a domestic registered seat in Hungary and core activities focusing on railway services.

KÁRPÁT Vasút Kft. was given its operating license in 2009 by the National Transport Authority for the provision of railway traction services nationwide. In possession of this operating license, the Company secured its railway safety certificate in April 2010 for the first time. To issue the railway safety certificate, the National Transport Authority assessed and ensured that the Company is capable of meeting all the requirements with respect to operations on the national railway network.
Before the procedure for the renewal of the railway safety certificate, the Company’s owners decided to expand the scope of activities performed as a railway company. In the owners’ decision, the Company had the intention to be involved in national railway freight forwarding activities in addition to the provision of traction services.

It was on 7 March 2017 when the Ministry of National Development issued the Railway Safety Certificate for traction services amended with the performance of freight forwarding operations, and it also extended to services associated with dangerous goods. Number of the amended operating license: HU M OÁF (HU OÁ (V) 2009 0002.) 2015 0003 (2015. 12.10.).

The railway safety certificate is valid from 15.03.2017 until 30 April 2021. The Certificate of the Entity in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) is valid from 20.09.2018 until 30 April 2021.

In response to the changing needs and demands of the market environment and our organization, to ensure the firm quality of the performed services, in September 2017 the Company had its operations certified as per the MSZ EN ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The Company is involved in nationwide railway operations in the railway network of MÁV Zrt. and GYSEV Zrt.

A KÁRPÁT Vasút Ltd. provides basic and supplementary railway services
throughout Hungary.

Basic services

  • railway towing with the use of the customer’s towing vehicle
  • railway towing with the use of a towing vehicle leased or owned by the company
  • rail freight
  • transportation of dangerous goods
  • handling and processing of travel documents
  • continuous dispatching service

Supplementary services

  • reverse driving
  • shunting
  • train registration
  • organizing and arranging other related, supplementary services (e.g., brake test, car examination, trainload report)

Together with the supplementary services, we can provide our clients with a complex and efficient service. The reliability and accuracy of our services is a major competitive advantage on the market
In brief, our services are:

SWIFT
ACCURATE
RELIABLE
FLEXIBLE
COMPLEX