Systra completed studies of the 8.6km link, which will have 12 stations, at the end of 2014. The line is expected to cost $US 700-800m to construct and will be served by seven-car trains operating at 90 second headways. The line will serve up to 500,000 passengers per day and will utilise communications-based train control (CBTC) and platform screen doors.
A decision is yet to be made over whether the project will be offered as a turnkey contract with some officials expressing reservations that this structure may increase the overall cost.
An alignment for the second phase of Line F is yet to be defined as it will depend on plans to develop a new main line station where Line F would connect with the proposed Line H.