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MAV-Start begins trial passenger operation of prototype IC+ coaches

MAV-Start has begun trial passenger operation of the two prototype IC+ coaches. Designed and built at the Szolnok workshop, the 200 km/h IC + coaches are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, power points, video surveillance and GPS based audio-visual passenger information systems.

The coaches will be introduced on regular passenger services on Budapest-Debrecen-Nyíregyháza railway route, then the Sopron and Szombathely, and later in Pécs, Kaposvar, Dombóvári and Miskolc. 

The IC + development project, including design costs, both prototype and production necessary equipment and infrastructure investments, amounted at  HUF 1.4 bln, of which  HUF 462 mln from EU grants.

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