26.05.2018

Metrowagonmash successfully completes the delivery of upgraded metro cars under a contract with CJSC BKV for the Budapest metro

The solemn dispatch of the last 37 metro trains to the Hungarian capital took place on May 26 at the territory of JSC METROWAGONMASH. The event was attended by the Ambassador of Hungary to the Russian Federation Janosh Balla, CEO of JSC Transmashholding Kirill Lipa, representatives of the company BKV and employees of the Metrowagonmash enterprise.

In total, 222 metro cars (185 of type 81-717 / 714, 10 of type 81-717 / 714-2M and 27 of type Ev3) were subject to deep modernization under the contract between MWM and BKV. All work was performed according to the schedule. Before entering the train line, numerous technical tests and thorough adjustments take place, with particular attention being paid to their quality.

Metrowagonmash in its work on the modernization of rolling stock for the Budapest metro used the most modern technical solutions and software products, which makes the train comfortable and safe for passengers and drivers. Significantly increases the reliability and energy efficiency of trains, as well as the efficiency of their maintenance and repair. Updated passenger comparment, cabin and control panel. In the course of modernization, trains received new fiberglass masks for head cars with an evacuation gang, bogies were replaced, and the body was updated. Driver's cabin air conditioning system, forced ventilation in the cabin, electric door drive were installed in the train. After the reconstruction of cars, the reliability of equipment and maintainability of rolling stock increased significantly, the specific electricity consumption (up to 30%) and the noise level in cars decreased.

The plant workers who participated in the ceremony were congratulated by Kirill Lipa, CEO of Transmashholding, who also spoke about the company's prospects for expanding of international contracts.

According to Boris Bogatyrev, General Director of the plant, the contract was implemented qualitatively and on time - using modern technologies. Since April, the Mytishchi trains have already served passengers on the third line of the Budapest metro and the feedback from the passengers is very positive.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hungary to the Russian Federation Janosh Balla confirmed the words of Boris Bogatyrev and did not rule out the joint participation of Russian and Hungarian companies in new mutually beneficial projects.

After the awarding ceremony for the distinguished employees of the company, the red ribbon was cut, the train was rolled out of the assembly shop, and festive balloons flew into the sky in the color of the Russian flag