For this week, at least. We have light trams, light trolleys, and now came the light train as well. It has been on the road since the 24th.
The locomotive called SZILI is dressed up in a 350-meter-long string of LED lights. Since people are absolutely loving the Christmas train, MÁV has decided to let it run for another week. Here you can check the timetable of SZILI, which is updated every forenoon.
“The SZILI locomotive, dressed up in its festive finery, will continue its cross-country tour this week to meet the great interest. The locomotive is decorated with a 350-metre-long string of 3,500 LEDs,”
They added that this was the first time that a decorated locomotive ran on the Hungarian high-speed railway network. Every day during the Christmas period, the train travelled in a different direction. During the holiday season, the train reached Pécs, Szeged, Kecskemét, on the IC line of the Eastern Circle and on the Debrecen-Nyíregyháza-Miskolc line.
“Szili will set off on its last journey on 30 December this year to illuminate the railway lines of the Transdanubian region with its thousands of lights”,
shared MÁV on its Facebook page. The light train will say goodbye to people at Balaton.
MÁV also shared a spectacular video of decorating Szili, check it out:
Source: MÁV, Helló Magyar, Szeged 365