HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler Bussnang as preferred bidder to supply 21 electric multiple-units for use on Budapest suburban services. The contract is expected to be signed in July, with funding from EU sources.
Tenders were called in March, and MÁV-Start said Stadler had submitted the most economically advantageous of the two bids received.
MÁV-Start requires an initial batch of six EMUs to be delivered by October 31 this year, and Stadler is able offer a proven product for Hungary. The rest of the units are scheduled be delivered by the end of 2016.