8 DJJ1 sets were made. Each set consists of a locomotive unit and 6 passenger units, seating 421 passengers. All 8 trains were owned by Guangzhou Zhongche, and were leased to Guangshen Railway. At the time of entering service, they ran between Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
All DJJ1 trains was running between Shaoguan and Pingshi since July 2007. It officially retired at November 2012.