The 1520m-gauge 140km/h trains will be based on CAF's Civity design, and each 59.2m-long three-car set will accommodate 270 seated and 190 standing passengers.
Deliveries will take place between mid-2014 and the end of 2015, and as part of the deal, CAF will subcontract assembly work to Riga Wagon Works (RVR). The first six trains will be assembled by CAF in Spain, eight will be built jointly by RVR and CAF, and the remaining 20 will be fully assembled in Riga. RVR will invest Euros 14m in upgrading its facilities, while CAF will contribute Euros 3m towards the project. CAF will also provide training for 30 RVR engineers at its sites in Spain.