Kobe New Transit has announced on 26 of March the acquisition of new trains for its automatic peoplemover. The manufacturer of new trains will be Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Hyogo Plant). The first unit will enter in service in 2017. This trains will be the substitute of current 11 sets of 1000 series. Is planned to finish the change of trains by 2023. Rokko Liner is a 4,5 km line between Sumiyoshi (JR Kobe Line) and Marine Park Station on Rokko Island. This new trains will have an aluminum body, wood floor and glass. Information of stations and others will be provided by large LCD screens.