April 19, 2017

Stadler chosen for Hungarian tram-train order

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HUNGARIAN national train operator MÁV-Start confirmed on April 18 that it has selected Stadler Rail Valencia as preferred bidder for a contract to supply eight electro-diesel tram-trains for the Szeged - Hódmezővásárhely line.

MÁV-Start says details of the order for CityLink vehicles will be disclosed when the contract is signed.

The tram-train project involves building 3.3km of single-track line with passing loops in Hódmezővásárhely and an 800m connection from Szeged-Rókus station to the nearby tram loop.

Tram-trains will use the 22km unelectrified single-track line between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely.

The tram-trains will be equipped to operate under the 600V dc electrification system used on the Szeged tram network and will operate in diesel mode on the main line.

The contract includes an option for four additional vehicles, reflecting proposals to extend the tram-train line from Szeged to Makó.

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