Contract signed for Haifa – Nazareth LRT

Haifa – Nazareth LRT Alstom, member of the HN – Light Rail Line Ltd. consortium and its partners Electra Ltd. & Minrav Ltd., signed a contract, awarded in February 2024, for the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the Haifa – Nazareth LRT system (which is known as Nofit project) issued by Trans Israel company. The NofiT project is valued at EUR 1 billion and Alstom’s share is valued at more than EUR 700 million, including the maintenance contract worth approximately EUR 140 million.

Alstom’s responsibility includes the design, engineering, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of the light rail system including tracks, electrification, energy saving power supply, signalling, communication system, depot equipment and the supply and maintenance of 54 Citadis trams.

Electra and Minrav will manage the design and construction of the civil works. The operation and maintenance will be performed by a joint venture composed of Electra Afikim, Minrav and Alstom.

The Haifa – Nazareth LRT system is a groundbreaking project for the promotion of public transport in northern Israel. The line, extending from Haifa to Nazareth over 41 km with 20 stations, will have state of the art trams and is expected to move 120,000 passengers per day with approximately 21 years of operation and maintenance.

“This important project is another step in Israel’s public transport evolution, and a real engine of growth for the entire northern region. Alstom and its partners Electra Ltd. and Minrav Ltd. are convinced that this project will contribute to the growth of the rail ecosystem in the country and support the creation of hundreds of jobs,” Eran Cohen, the Managing Director Alstom Israel said.

In February 2024, Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety and project management company Trans Israel awarded the Alstom, Electra and Minrav consortium the contract to deliver the project including the construction, operation and maintenance for a period of 25 years.

When completed, the project will reduce the travel time by 40% between the two cities.

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