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MÁV Puts Last of Stadler KISS Trains Into Service

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MÁV-Start, the passenger division of state-owned railway company MÁV, has put the last of 40 Kiss double-decker trains from Switzerland's Stadler into service, chairman-CEO Zoltán Pafféri said on Saturday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Pafféri said the purchase of the 40 trains was supported by HUF 228 billion in European Union funding.

In addition to the 40 Kiss trains, Stadler Trains Magyarország managing director Róbert Homolya noted that there are 123 Stadler Flirt trains on the tracks in Hungary, providing the "backbone" for MÁV-Start's modern fleet.

The contract for the Kiss trains was signed in 2017 and the first multiple units were put on the tracks in 2020.

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