The 25kV train was delivered to the port of Auckland on August 24 and transferred to the new purpose-built depot at Wiri, where it was unveiled to dignitaries and the media on September 12. The trains will be maintained by the manufacturer at Wiri until at least 2026.

Each three-car set accommodates up to 375 passengers, which according to Auckland Transport is a 40% increase over the capacity of the dmus and locomotive-hauled trains they will replace.

The trains will enter commercial service on a line-by-line basis, and the final set is due to be delivered in 2015.