June 24, 2015

MÁV-Start awards EMU contract to Stadler

Written by  Ferenc Joó
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HUNGARY's national operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler out of two bidders for a contract to supply 21 four-car suburban EMUs.

MÁV-Start's urgent need to use available funds meant that the first six EMUs need to be handed over before the end of this year and only Stadler has a design – its Flirt train - which is already approved for Hungary. The contract is expected to be signed in early July.

The order will increase the number of Stadler Flirt EMUs operated by MÁV-Start from 102 to 123. Stadler has also supplied 10 Flirt EMUs to another Hungarian railway, GySEV.

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