Metrowagonmash has successfully completed the delivery of overhauled metro cars under the contract with CJSC BKV for the Budapest metropolitan.
The ceremonial dispatch of the last 37th metro train 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, Director General of JSC Transmashholding Kirill Lipa, representatives of BKV and employees of Metrowagonmash.
In total, 222 metro cars (185 type 81-717/714, 10 type 81-717/714-2M and 27 type Ev3) were submitted to deep modernization according to the contract between MWM and BKV. All works have been performed according to the schedule. Before entering the line, numerous technical tests and thorough adjustments will take place, with particular attention being paid to their quality.
During the Budapest metro rolling stock modernization, Metrowagonmash used the most modern technical solutions and software products, which will make the train comfortable and safe for passengers and drivers. Reliability and energy efficiency of trains, as well as efficiency of their maintenance and repair increased significantly. Passenger salon, driver’s cabin and control panel were renovated. In the course of this modernization, the trains received new fiberglass head car fronts with evacuation doors, the bogies were replaced, the carbody was overhauled. Driver's cabin air conditioning system, forced ventilation in the salon and electric door drive were installed in the train. After the reconstruction, reliability of equipment and maintainability of rolling stock increased significantly, while specific electricity consumption (up to 30%) and noise level in the cars decreased.
The factory workers who participated in the ceremony were congratulated by Kirill Lipa, Director General of Transmashholding, who also spoke about the company's prospects for expanding international contracts.
According to Boris Bogatyrev, Director General of the factory, the contract was implemented with due quality and on time using all modern technologies. Since April, these Mytishchi trains have been already operating with 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.