10 July 2015 y.

Metrowagonmash has been Awarded Tender for Overhaul of 222 Budapest Metros

Metrowagonmash (MWM, belongs to Transmashholding Group) has been declared a winner in the tender for overhaul of 222 Budapest Metros (185 cars of 81-717/714 series, 10 cars of 81-717/714-2M series and 27 Ev3 cars). 
Apart from Metrowagonwash, French Alstom Transport SA, Czech Skoda Transportation a.s., Estonian Skinest Rail a.s., Spanish Сonstrucciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A. (CAF), as well as a Rumanian company and a Hungarian one have participated in the tender. 

After diagnostics old cars will be overhauled. Passenger compartments, cabins and control desks will be fully refurbished, interiors will be replaced. Head carriage masks and bogies will be replaced and the carbody will be revamped. Train control systems, video surveillance and safety systems will be modernized. 

HVAC in the driver’s cabins and forced air cooling in the passenger compartments will be installed. Compressor systems, braking equipment and traction systems will be upgraded. Electric door drive mechanisms will be installed. Depending on diagnostics results other necessary overhaul work is also expected. 

After the above upgrading equipment reliability and maintainability level will be considerably improved. Power consumption will be reduced, modern aesthetic characteristics will be provided and passenger comfort level and driver’s working conditions will be improved. The life of the metros will be extended by 25 years. 

The project duration is 34 months upon contract conclusion and the first train will be delivered in 265 days.