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Bi-mode tram-trains, able to operate in electric mode under 600 V DC and in diesel mode



Hungarian passenger service operator MÁV-Start has exercised its right and called an option to acquire four additional bi-mode tram-trains of Stadler’s Citylink family that will be designed and manufactured at the company’s plant in Albuixech.


Bi-mode tram-trains, able to operate in electric mode under 600 V DC and in diesel mode

(11/09/2020) 


The base contract, which involved the supply of eight vehicles to serve the first tram-train system in Hungary between the cities of Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely, was signed in 2017. Those first eight units are expected to enter commercial service by the autumn of 2021, while the optional four units by the summer of 2022.

The new Citylink bidirectional vehicles, which will connect without transfers the tram networks of Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely, are able to operate in electric mode under 600 V DC overhead on the tram networks in Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely, and in diesel mode on the mainline connecting both cities.

The units manufactured by Stadler Valencia feature two low-emissions diesel power packs rated at 390 kW. They are also able to negotiate narrow curves of 22 m radius providing the benefit of being used in existing curved streets of both city centres. Easy access for different platforms types is also ensured by doors located at different heights and the use of different types of sliding ramps.

 

 


 
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