The contract includes an agreement to provide technical support services and spares supply.

The five-car trains will be based on CAF’s Metro product platform, with the first trains entering passenger service from 2023.

The first 33 sets will replace DLR’s B90 trains, which are nearly 30 years old, while the remaining 10 will increase frequency and capacity across the network.

The new walk-through trains will be a similar length to the three-car trains currently operating on the DLR and will be equipped with a number of passenger-focused improvements. These include audio and visual real-time travel information, air conditioning, mobile device charging points, multi-functional areas for pushchairs, bicycles and luggage, and dedicated wheelchair spaces.

CAF was shortlisted by the DfT in November 2017 alongside Alstom, Bombardier, and a consortium of Siemens, Stadler Bussnang, and Stadler Rail Valencia.