The 300km/h trains will have a design speed of 330km/h and a maximum output of 8.8MW powered by induction motors.

Each train will have 420 seats, seats and toilets for disabled passengers, a nursery, passenger information monitors, ample luggage storage, and compartments for use by train crew.

Korail wants the first train to be delivered by December 31 2016, with a second batch of six trains to be supplied by June 30 2017 and the remaining eight trains to be delivered by October 31 2017.