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MÁV Trialing Conductor-free Trains

Transport

Is it the end of the line for MÁV train conductors? 

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The S76 trains between Pilisvörösvár and Rákos started operating without ticket inspectors on a pilot basis on April 7, leading online business portal Világgazdaság writes.

After a two-month testing and evaluation process, the conductorless service is expected to be extended to suburban and rural lines, the publication writes, citing a statement by state railway operator MÁV-Start.

The new fare and discount system introduced this March has significantly simplified the ticketing and travel process, eliminating the need for a permanent ticket inspector on board trains, the company said.

Passengers can only travel on trains with a valid daily or season ticket, and random inspections will still continue to be carried out, Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) warned.

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