150-year anniversary of the award of the operating licence for the Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurt railway 11.05.2022

Special stamp 150 years of the Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn concession

150 years ago, the groundwork for this railway between Hungary and Austria, which is still relevant today, was laid.

On 15 October 1872, Emperor Francis Joseph I granted the license for the construction of a railway from Győr via Sopron to Ebenfurth in Lower Austria. In 1876, the first section between Győr and Sopron started operating, and the rest followed in 1879. Since 1988, the entire railway, which is a partner of the regional transport network VOR (Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region), has been electrified. This commemorative stamp was produced using the intaglio printing technique and features a modern Ventus train by Siemens in its typical yellow-green design.

The company Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn AG, known today as Raaberbahn AG (GySEV in Hungary), was once the only cross-border railway at the Iron Curtain. Thanks to the collaboration with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), it remains an important connection for public transportation.

Value: 2.75 Euro
First day of issue: 11.06.2022
Stamp size: 42.00 x 33.35 mm
Graphic design: Peter Sinawehl
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V
offset printing 
Quantity: 200,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps