The order comprises six eight-car trains, which will seat 361 passengers including 70 in first class, and five four-car sets seating 198 passengers, 23 of them in first class.

The first unit is due to be rolled out in 2018, with all 11 trains due to enter service by the beginning of 2020.

The 160km/h aluminium-bodied trains have been configured to meet the requirements of both the commuter and leisure/tourist markets, with quiet zones and power points, stowage racks for bicycles and skis, barrier-free access, a buffet area, large picture windows in both classes, and family compartments on the longer trains.