MINSK - Stadler will supply 19 electric trains for the Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) by 2021, Stadler said in a press-release.
The first KISS double-decker produced by Stadler for Hungarian State Railway Company MÁV has ceremonially rolled out in Dunakeszi, Hungary, after which it will start the necessary type tests required for commercial operation. According to the agreement between MÁV-START and Stadler, the presented vehicle, together with 10 additional units, can start the commercial service from February 2020 on the suburban railway lines of the capital Budapest. In the beginning of 2021 following 8 double-decker trains are expected to arrive, by which these suburban lines will be served completely by modern electric trains.
MÁV-START and Stadler signed a frame agreement in 2017 about the delivery of up to 40 units, which can be exercised in the form of different delivery contracts in the following 8 years. Up till now MÁV has ordered altogether 19 units from the available 40 trains.
The 155.88 metre long, 2.8 metre wide and 4.6 metre high multiple units will consist of six coaches. 600 passengers find comfortable seats, that is 50% more passengers compared to a single-decker unit with the same length.
The new vehicles, which have been designed according to the latest safety standards, will be equipped with EVM and ETCS Level2 train control systems, making them able to run at a top speed of 160 km/h on the modernized railway lines of Hungary.
Established in 2014, Stadler Minsk (Stadler Rail Group’s Belarusian affiliate) produces commuter trains, trams and metro trains.