MARI-BUS * Hungary: Searching an own market for buses
* Budapest - Hungarian made buses tendering for mayor public transport
--- Székesfehérvár-based bus manufacturing company Ikarus, could participate in building the 150 buses necessary to substitute Budapest’s metro line 3 during its renovation. While a decision is yet to be made by the Budapest municipal assembly, plans are that the factory will produce 30 buses in the framework of the cooperation project... The capital called two tenders in late August to purchase a sufficient number of buses to substitute traffic on Budapest’s busiest subway line. The first of these was won by Polish firm Solaris, while Hungarian MABI-BUS Kft. won the second with its diesel model MODULO M168d... On Wednesday, the government is expected to announce the national bus manufacturing strategy, which is expected to have a major impact on the re-industrialisation of Hungary, an objective pursued by the Orbán government, and suppliers... Recently, the Hungarian company manufactured 20 midi-buses, of which there is a rapidly expanding European market, for the Budapest public transport company BKV...
(Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MNO) -- Budapest, Hungary - Hungary Today - 9 June 2016
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