VPE, the Rail Capacity Allocation Office was established in 2004 by virtue of national law. VPE is independent from Railway Undertakings and Infrastructure Managers, and is owned exclusively by the Hungarian state. The owner’s rights are exercised by the Minister responsible for Transport.

According to Section 67/P. § (3) of the Hungarian Railway Act, VPE is responsible for:

  • allocating railway capacity for open access network
  • developing and publishing the Network Statement of Infrastructure Managers
  • determining network access charges and also collecting of charges, which is not meant to be a taxable activity
  • developing and publishing the Performance Regime.

The revenue of VPE derives from network access charges, which is solely used to cover the operational costs.

 The organisation of VPE consists of the departments under the supervision of the company's CEO and their respective employees.

The organisational division of VPE is based on the activities assigned to the company's competence by the effective Railway Act.