Stadler to Supply 48 FLIRTs to Hungary

Stadler Rail has won a tender for 48 electric multiple units issued jointly by Hungarian State Railways MÁV and Austrian-Hungarian regional operator GYSEV.

The result of the tender was announced on 26 February,  and the delivery contract will be signed by the parties during the next 30 days.

Under the contract, Stadler will deliver 42 FLIRT units for MÁV and 6 units for GYSEV.The new four-part trains will be single voltage low floor vehicles with a seating capacity of 200 and a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The last train will have to be delivered by Stadler by Autumn 2015.

After the delivery of the current order, altogether 112 FLIRT units will be operating in Hungary.

Stadler is adding to its manufacturing capacity in Hungary as well. It is expanding the capacity of its aluminum carbody welding unit there and also is establishing a center for work on bogies (trucks).  A significant part of the production of the current trains will occur in Stadler’s factory in Szolnok, too, the company said.