The HAP Consortium, which consists of Hyundai Rotem, Apex Communications and Posco Engineering, was awarded a Ringgits 1.62bn ($US 392.1m) contract in May 2016 for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of 49 trains and a depot for the line. Each train will be formed of two powered outer cars and two intermediate trailer vehicles.

The car bodies, bogies and other major components are being manufactured at Hyundai Rotem’s facility in Changwon, South Korea.

The first two trains were transported in parts to the port in Masan, where they were loaded onto the MV Da Hua V.178 on December 21 and shipped to Port Klang. They will now be transported to the MRT train assembly plant in Rasa, Hulu Selangor, where they will be assembled by Apex Communications.

Two trains are due to be assembled in South Korea and delivered later this year, while the remaining 45 will be delivered in a similar fashion to the first two and assembled in Malaysia.

The train livery was designed by MBD Technologies Design in France, and MRT says the design expresses modernism and a sense of belonging to the city.

MRT Corp confirmed in October 2015 that the Malaysian government had given final approval for the 52.2km Klang Valley MRT Line 2, enabling construction to begin on the line from Sungai Buloh to Serdang and Putrajaya.