The deal is the first firm order from a framework contract signed in April for the supply of up to 40 high-capacity trains over eight years.

The trains will be introduced on Budapest - Vác - Szob and Budapest - Cegléd - Szolnok suburban services in 2019-20. The fleet will also be used to boost capacity on busier inter-city services in eastern Hungary such as Budapest - Szolnok - Debrecen - Záhony and also on lines around Lake Balaton and Lake Velence during the summer holiday period.

Hungary’s Ministry of National Development signed an agreement with MÁV-Start on August 8 authorising grant funding for the order.

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