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Mar 21, 2017

New metro cars introduced in Budapest

The new white metro cars, dubbed 'angels', have modernized pneumatic and braking systems, and a new drive system, which is more energy efficient by 30 percent. The passenger sections are vandal-proof, and the cabins are entirely fire-proof

One of four new metro cars has been unveiled in Budapest, and has already started operating on the M3 metro line.

The new white cars, dubbed 'angels', have modernized pneumatic and braking systems, and a new drive system, which is more energy efficient by 30 percent. The passenger sections are vandal-proof, and the cabins are entirely fire-proof.

During the summer months, well-ventilated cabins and the fact no heat is generated by the carriages will ensure a more comfortable journey for passengers. Users will also be able to charge their electronic devices by using the sockets placed at the end of each carriage.

The Budapest Transport Corporation (BKV) had estimated costs at around 92 billion HUF for the new carriages, and renovations at around 62 billion HUF.

The contract was undertaken by Russian Metrowagonmash for the Budapest Municipality, and was signed in August 2015, for the renovation of 222 metro carriages in total. The entire project will be completed by the summer of 2018.