The consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi Corporation, Hitachi, Kinki Sharyo and Thales will provide rolling stock, platform screen doors, track, train stabling facilities, signalling, telecommunications, and power distribution for the project, which is due to be completed by October 2019.

Consortium leader MHI will provide power supplies, platform screen doors, trackwork and tunnel ventilation systems, and it will be responsible for overall project management and systems integration.

A fleet of 75 three-car driverless trains will be supplied by MHI and Kinki Sharyo.

Thales will supply CBTC, telecommunications and security, an integrated operational control centre, and automatic fare collection systems, while Hitachi will be responsible for certain project management functions and will also handle facilities maintenance, including the supply of infrastructure maintenance and inspection vehicles.