[HU] MÁV closes refurbishment contract for its Talent EMUs

The State railways of Hungary (MÁV) own a fleet of ten 4-car Talent EMUs. These started their career as series 5342, but nowadays the 4-car trains are numbered 425 001–010. MÁV has released information about the low availability of the trains and how this will be improved during the next two years.

MÁV-START, MÁV Vagon and the ÖBB have signed a contract for a major overhaul of the ten Talents. MÁV states that currently, on average, only 3-4 units are available for revenue service – too low. ÖBB has similar trains and will support the refurbishment project. Its goal is to reach a 80-90 percent availability after overhaul.

During the overhaul, the interiors of the trains will be refreshed and they will be repainted, in a blue, white livery with yellow doors, similiar to the newest FLIRT and upcoming KISS EMUs.

Old…

Photo: MAV
Photo: MAV

…and new

Photo: MAV

 

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