Stadler Rail Group has delivered on Friday the 100th low-floor electric FLIRT train to Hungary. The Swiss railway manufacturer received different orders in the past couple of years for altogether 112 FLIRT units from Hungarian railway operators: 102 from Hungarian National Railways MÁV and 10 from Győr–Sopron–Ebenfurth Railway GYSEV. Since starting operation in 2007, the trains have run a total of 80 million kilometres on the Hungarian railway lines.
The 100th FLIRT, which belongs now to the fleet of MÁV, started service after successfully completing the official running test supervised by the National Transport Authority, which is a mandatory for every vehicle that is put into operation in Hungary. The first two vehicles started their operation exactly 8 years ago on the Budapest–Pusztaszabolcs–Dunaújváros line. All of the 10 FLIRT EMUs ordered by GYSEV are already in operation, while out of MÁV-START’s 102 vehicles, 90 are carrying passengers so far. The remaining 12 MÁV EMUs will be delivered until 30 September.