The governments of Hungary and Germany have set up a working group to boost cooperation in transport and the transport industry, the innovation and technology ministry’s state secretary said in Berlin on Tuesday.
Speaking to public media, Dávid Vitézy assessed talks he held with Volker Wissing, Germany’s federal minister for transport, on the sidelines of InnoTrans, Europe’s largest transport and transport technology fair.
A closer cooperation with Germany will allow the implementation of Hungary’s plan to put hydrogen-powered motor trains into operation on non-electrified railway lines, he said.
Vitézy said he also held talks with chief executives of Knorr-Bremse and Siemens, German companies also operating in Hungary. The government welcomed the strategic agreement concluded by Hungarian-owned Magyar Vagon with Siemens on the modernisation of railway transport technologies, he said.
InnoTrans opened in Berlin on Monday and has drawn 2,834 exhibitors from 56 countries.