Bombardier is building the trains in Savli, India, and the first trains are part of a $A 4bn ($US 3.1bn) upgrade of South East Queensland's network, which includes a new maintenance depot at Wulkuraka and a 30-year maintenance contract for the trains.

Built to replace 30-year-old EMUs, the 1067mm gauge trains have a top speed of 140km/h and can seat 454 passengers. The first train is due to enter service in the second half of 2016.