The 120m-long six-car type-B trains will accommodate up to 1844 passengers and have a maximum speed of 80km/h. Each vehicle is equipped with LED lighting, LCD information screens, and computer-controlled air-conditioning.

The trains were ordered by MTR Corporation in October 2012 as part of a contract for 38 trains, which includes 18 trains for Line 1.

The initial phase of Line 2 from Zhoushuizi International Airport to Gangwanguangchang is due to open later this year.