The performance and verification tests will provide data for the authorisation of the fleet.

MÁV-Start signed a framework contract for 40 trains with a base order for 11 six-car sets in April 2017. An option for a further eight sets was exercised last year and MÁV-Start confirmed in June that it intends to purchase the remaining 21 trains in the framework agreement.

MAV-Start Stadler Kiss EMU Velim
Photo: Quintus Vosman

The first completed train was unveiled last month and the fleet is due to be introduced on services from Budapest to Vác and Cegléd from February 2020.

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