We have previously reported about the development of the brand-new IC+ railway coaches in Hungary. Still, from October 11th, these new Hungarian railway first class and premium class coaches will be in use already.
Closing a three-weekend display roadshow for families, the brand-new Hungarian designed railway coaches, which provide services on first-class and premium class, will be in use from Monday. If you would like to travel on these coaches, you will be able to do so if you purchase a regular first- or second-class ticket to the DÁLIA and VÉRCSE ring intercity route between the 11th and 24th of October, Máv group said.
The IC+ coaches will travel from Budapest’s Keleti railway station to Miskolc – Nyíregyháza – Debrecen – Szolnok to Budapest’s Nyugati railway station and back. The DÁLIA IC train will start at 7:30 in the morning from Keleti railway station and begin its journey back the same way from the Nyugati railway station as VÉRCSE IC.
If you buy regular first- or second-class tickets for this, approximately 7-hour ride, you can try out the brand-new IC+ coaches designed in Hungary.
Celebrating the new IC+ coaches entering into service at MÁV, they await passengers in the Keleti railway station’s business waiting room with updated menu offers including sandwiches, sweet and savoury baked goods and fresh fruits, not to mention seasonal flavoured coffees and cocktails.
After the 25th of October, the number of such coaches will double and be available on additional lines so that you can see these coaches 6-7 times a day. But from that on, you will be charged the full fare.
But why are these IC+ coaches special, you might ask? Well, they provide a new first-class and premium class service, which is unique in Hungary. In addition to having a bistro area, these coaches are also equipped with a quiet area for passengers who would like to relax during their travels.
The premium class areas have much more leg space, and the seats are farther away from each other. This way, only four seats are placed into a single booth, rather than the usual six.
Each individual seat is made out of leather, and each seat has two armrests. Additionally, there is an adjustable footrest and further adjustability on the seats using controls on the armrest.
The bistro area also offers tea or coffee for anyone who pays the total price of the fare.
These coaches are part of the Hungarian government’s development plan. Currently, 55 IC+ cars are roaming the country with these brand-new first- and premium class coaches, but many provide ordinary first- and second-class services, Origo says.
Furthermore, 35 IC+ premium coaches with bistro areas are on the way and are currently being manufactured in Szolnok. They are expected to be ready at the end of Q2, 2022. These mark the beginning of Hungary’s planned developments concerning its railway services.