[HU] 2nd call-off: MÁV-Start orders 8 more KISS double-deck EMUs

According to Hungarian media, MÁV-Start has decided to call off 8 further KISS EMUs from Stadler Rail. Valued at EUR 121 million, the trains will operate in the western part of the country.

Following the initial order of 11 double-deck trainsets, MÁV-Start is now taking a further step in its fleet renovation by calling-off 8 more EMUs of the same type. The trains are to be used on the Szabadbattyán – Balatonfüred railway line in Western Hungary. The frame-agreement, which oversees the delivery of up to 40 six-car double-deck KISS articulated trains over a period of 8 years, was signed in April 2017. Its total value is EUR 188 million.

Author: Stadler Rail

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