CSR Puzhen is supplying the vehicles under a 10-year licensing agreement with Bombardier, which commenced in July 2012. Bombardier developed the vehicle's design and is providing training and on-site support for CSR employees at its plant in Nanjing. The five-section, bi-directional vehicles are 32.5m long and 2.65m wide, and are equipped with Bombardier's Flexx Urban 3000 bogies and Mitrac propulsion equipment.
The trams will be operated by Suzhou New District Tram Compnay on line T1, a 18km seven-stop line within Suzhou's new industrial development zone, a greenfield satellite city within Suzhou municipality.
In addition to Suzhou, CSR Puzhen is also developing low-floor LRVs for two lines in its home city of Nanjing, which will include catenary-free sections, with the LRVs utilising Bombardier's induction-based Primove system.