TRA is procuring the 150km/h 25kV 60Hz trains as part of its 2015 - 2024 Train Procurement and Renewal Plan.

Delivery of the 1067mm-gauge trains will begin in 2021.

Hitachi was competing in the tender against Stadler, which offered a train based on its Smile EMU platform.

Hitachi previously supplied 64 TEMU 1000 inter-city EMUs to TRA in two batches between 2007 and 2015.

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