The 1.5kV dc standard-gauge 5500 series trains will be equipped with VVVF traction and will have a maximum speed of 120km/h. There will be three sets of doors on each side of the 18m-long stainless steel cars.

A pre-series train will be delivered during the 2017 fiscal year, entering service in spring 2018, with a further eight sets due to arrive during 2018. The entire fleet is due to be in service by 2021, enabling the withdrawal of 5300 series EMUs dating from 1990-1997.