Bids are due to be opened on January 3 and the deadline for delivery of the new trains is September 30 2015.

The eight companies which purchased the tender documents are AnsaldoBreda, Bombardier, CAF, Newag, Pesa, Siemens, Skoda, and Stadler. MÁV-Start, which will have 42 of the new trains, already operates 60 Stadler Flirt emus and 10 Bombardier Talent emus. Siemens, CAF, Pesa and Skoda have all supplied trams to Hungarian cities, while Siemens has supplied locomotives, and CAF passenger coaches. Both Bombardier and Stadler have their own production facilities in Hungary. AnsaldoBreda and Newag would be newcomers to the Hungarian rolling stock market.

The 25kV ac trains will need to seat at least 200 passengers and have a minimum low-floor section of 50%.