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Alstom in Hungary

Contact Alstom in Hungary
152-158 Váci street
H-1138 Budapest

+36 70 650-6950

20 years of Alstom in Hungary 

Alstom has been present in Hungary for more than 20 years and is one of the largest suppliers of metro trains in the country, providing 50% of Budapest’s metro trains for lines 2 and 4. Budapest Metro Line 4 is the first driverless metro in operation in Central and Eastern Europe. In January 2021, Alstom added to its portfolio the long-standing Mátranovák factory, specialising in bogie frame manufacturing. Thanks to Alstom’s strong signalling expertise in on-board ERTMS solutions, 59 MÁV-Start trains are being converted to operate on ETCS standard. Alstom is a global mobility leader, providing a full portfolio of rolling stock, signalling and maintenance solutions, including green mobility innovations such as the world’s first hydrogen train Coradia iLint.  

employees in Hungary
mln km mileage reached by Budapest Metro Lines 2 & 4 in January 2022
Metropolis metro cars (37 trains) on Budapest lines 2 & 4 (50% of fleet)
  • The bogie frame manufacturing site in Mátranovák is one of Alstom’s strategically important manufacturing units in Europe and CEE, employing over 600 people. The site produces high-quality steel bogie frames for passenger train cars and high-speed trains, as well as for metros and trams. The factory was built in the 1970s and started bogie frame production from 1982. 

    Key competencies of Mátranovák site vary from manual and robotic welding to primary parts production, bogie frame heat treatment as well as frame machining and painting. 

    A new high-performance laser cutting machine was installed in April 2021, as part of continuous improvements. The site also includes a welding school and testing laboratory, cutting edge 3D GOM measurement cell, and non-destructive testing capabilities. 

Traxx locomotives in service in Hungary (25 passenger, 2 freight)
MÁV-Start trains to be upgraded for ETCS standard
  • Metropolis metro cars

    Metropolis metro cars

    170 Metropolis metro cars (37 trains) on Budapest lines 2 & 4 (50% of fleet). Metro trains on Line 4 are the first driverless metros in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Budapest Metropolis metro cars

    Budapest Metropolis metro cars

    170 Metropolis metro cars (37 trains) on Budapest lines 2 & 4 (50% of fleet). Metro trains on Line 4 are the first driverless metros in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Traxx locomotives for Hungarian market

    Currently there are 27 Traxx locomotives in commercial service in Hungary (25 passenger, 2 freight).

  • ETCS retrofitting project

    59 MÁV-Start trains are being upgraded for ETCS standard to enable 160 km/h speeds with increased safety and comfort.

  • Coradia Stream and Lint bogie frame production

    Coradia Stream and Lint bogie frame production

    At the RS site in Mátranovák bogie frames for Coradia Stream and Lint are manufactured. The frames are also machined and painted locally.

  • Citadis UF underframe production

    Citadis UF underframe production

    RS site Mátranovák is producing underframes for Citadis UF trams. The underframes are also machined and painted locally.

Working at Alstom in Hungary 

Within Alstom Hungary, at our Szolnok site we provide services for signalling solutions and in our Mátranovák factory we manufacture rail bogie frames for passenger trains, trams and metros with manual and robot welding technology. We are committed to ensuring good, safe and a healthy working environment and individual development, the realization of technological developments and the practice of open two-way communication. We provide competitive salary and benefit packages. 

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    Specific information

    • International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) ISO/TS 22163 

    • Environmental management system, certified according to ISO 14001  

    • Occupational health and safety management OHSAS 18001  

    • Certification for welding rail vehicles according to DIN EN 15085-2 CL1  

    • General Welding Certificate: ISO 3834-2 CL1 

    • EMAS certified Environmental Management System REG. NO. HU-000031 

    • Occupational Health & Safety Certification ISO 45001