The Hungarian Museum of Transport will host a new temporary exhibition at its new HQ, at the location of the former Északi Járműjavító railway repair plant, once the pandemic situation allows it.
Possibly from the beginning of the summer of 2021, the Museum will host a new exhibition, where visitors can have a look at the site of our new location at the first time, as well as see our new exhibition on the history of the Északi Járműjavító repair plant as well as its environment, and we will also present the most recent plans of the future New Transport Museum.
The Északi Járműjavító, ceased operation in 2009, used to be the largest railway repair plant of the country. Its Diesel Hall itself is a perfect location for a new exhibition, but it will be augmented by a newly designed contemporary building complex. The world-wide famous Diller Scofidio + Renfro architect office and its Hungarian partner, the M-Teampannon architect office was selected as winners in 2019. The Hungarian government has allocated the neccessary funding in May 2020 for the planning of the new building. You can find more details on the New Transport Museum project here.
The initial six railway vehicles have already arrived to Északi on 11 and 12 of January 2021: one iconic nr. 424 steam locomotive, the V60 electric loco from 1932, designed by famous Hungarian engineer, Kálmán Kandó, a nr. 242 steam loco, which holds the speed record of the steam trains in Hungary, at 161 km/h. There are also two M44 diesel shunters, and a Cmn railway carriage. The sixth vehicle arrived, was Árpád, the famous rail bus from 1935, which has run between Budapest and Vienna. Most of the vehicles have also been repaired here in Északi.