On 30 June, the air got so hot on a train at Keleti Railway Station that the passengers had to break the window to escape. According to MÁV, a technical fault and the heat caused the energy supply equipment to break down.
MÁV wrote in their report about the issue that there was a technical fault on the train. According to the schedule, the Wiener Walzer – Imre Kálmán international train was due to depart at 8:40 PM to Zurich and Munich. However, there was no electricity in the car because of a technical error and the extreme heat. The energy supply equipment had broken down, writes Telex.hu.
Due to the lack of air conditioning, the air got so hot in the train that passengers had no other choice but to break the windows. After that, they opened the doors with the emergency opener and escaped the dangerously hot vehicle. Because of the broken window, a police investigation was necessary. Therefore, the train could only leave at dawn.
The Budapest Police Headquarters said: “According to the available data, a train departing from the Keleti Railway Station broke down on the evening of June 30, 2022. After announcing over the loudspeaker for passengers to disembark, the train was pulled out of the station at around 10 PM, pulled aside and de-energized. However, passengers stayed in several cars, who were able to get off with the help of the emergency opening electronics. It did not work in one of the cars, so the people trapped inside were finally able to get out by breaking one of the windows.”
A detailed investigation has begun. The police are still looking for answers. For example, an answer to how it could have happened that the broken-down car was pulled onto the storage track with passengers on board. MÁV provides full compensation, reports 444.hu. They ask affected passengers to contact MÁVDIREKT’s 24/7 phone numbers or email. In addition, MÁV apologizes to passengers for the inconvenience.
Source: telex.hu, 444.hu, mavcsoport.hu