Tisza Volán

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January 27, 2022

Tisza Volán Közlekedési és Szolgáltató Zrt. (Commonly known as Tisza Volán) is a closed Hungarian transport company that provided local and intercity bus transport in Csongrád county. Its headquarters were in Szeged, on the Bakay Nándor Street site. Its legal predecessor was established on October 1, 1950 under the name of the Szeged Freight Transport Company, at which time it carried out freight transport in Békés and Csongrád counties. During the decade, the company split in two, eventually managing only the traffic of Csongrád County as the No. 42 Car Transport Company, and No. 10 from 1961. During 1963, it also took over the operation of the local bus services in Szeged from the SZKT. The establishment of a new site at the county seat began, which was inaugurated in 1968. By the following year, all the settlements in the county had been connected to public transport. In 1970, the company took the name of Volán Company No. 10. The company has been engaged in freight transportation nationwide this decade, and even employees have been assisting on various construction sites abroad. In 1984, it was renamed Tisza Volán, and in the 1980s, the company was awarded several diplomas. At the beginning of 1993, it became fully state-owned, and from then on it continued to operate under the name Tisza Volán Transport and Service Company. At the turn of the millennium, the purchase of the first low-floor buses began in Szeged. In December 2005, it was renamed Tisza Volán Transport and Service Private Limited Company. By the beginning of 2010, the company had developed a satellite vehicle tracking GPS-GPRS system, renovated several bus stations and sites, and renewed its fleet. On January 1, 2015, it melted into the Southern Great Plain Transport Center (DAKK Zrt.).

History

Szeged Freight Company

The National Freight Transport Company, established in the spirit of nationalization in 1949, organized headquarters in several rural settlements. The workshop and garage are located at 10 Marx (now Mars) Square. At the time of its establishment, 24 people in the Lenin Boulevard property, including 3 as technical maintenance and 4 as administrators, were working under the leadership of Nándor Och, and the company’s 16 vehicles were driven by 16 drivers. In Csongrád county, a headquarters was established in Hódmezővásárhely and Makón, while in the other settlements of the county the post office organized the freight transport. In connection with the reorganization of the National Freight Center, established in 1950, all three main engineers merged into the newly established Szeged Freight Company. Its director was Zoltán Scheiber, the branch in Hódmezővásárhely was managed by János Halmi, while his makó was managed by Lajos Deme. In addition to the trucks of the three cities, his responsibilities also extended to the postal representation wagons of Szentes, Csongrád and Kistelek. At that time, the company had the following vehicles: 39 Opel Blitz trucks, most of which (24) were in Szeged, 5 in Târgu Mureş, 4 in Makón and 2-2-2 in the three post offices. The Szeged fleet was supplemented by 2 more MAN-made cars and one DKV and one Bedford car. On February 1, 1951, the fleet was expanded with 54 cars from Békés County, and the headquarters of Békéscsaba, Orosháza, Szarvas and Gyoma were also used to control them. The company’s workers were overwhelmed by the rigorous planned management of the 1950s, so drivers could drive 360 ​​to 400 hours a month, but there were also 500 hours (16 hours a day) of work. The company built the year 1951 with 101 trucks, 6 trailers and 2 in-house trucks.

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