NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System awarded the TMT Consortium a EUR 2.6 billion contract to design, build, maintain, and finance the Tel Aviv Green light rail line. Alstom’s share is valued at EUR 858 million euro.
Under the contract, Alstom will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of the railway system including tracks, electrification, power supply – the Hesop, energy saving system, signalling and communication system. Alstom will also supply of 98 Citadis XO5 trams which will operate in double units. The 34 metres long fully low-floor trams will be designed and manufactured in Alstom’s centre of development for Citadis trams in La Rochelle.
Electra will manage the design and construction of the civil works, while the system maintenance will be performed by a joint venture composed of Dan Transportation, Electra and Alstom.
The Green Line will be 93 km-long with 62 stations, of which 6 will be underground. The line will run from north to south of the city, connecting Holon and Rishon Lezion (the Gush Dan metropolitan area) with the centre of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, the industrial and business area in western Herzliya and the business area in Kiryat Atidim. The southern section of the line is split into two branches with the Western branch starting in Rishon Lezion at Moshe Dayan station, and the Eastern section will also start in Rishon Lezion at the junction of Road 412 with the Blue Line station.
The Green Line will have state of the art trams and is expected to move 76 million passengers in 2030.
Tel Aviv Green light rail line project is part of a greater Transport Investment plan made by Israel to address the country’s growing mobility demand. To reduce congestion in Tel Aviv and support its 4,000,000 inhabitants, two additional tramways will be introduced – Green and Purple.
The 27 km Purple LRT will be served by 45 stations and will connect the eastern regions of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area with the Tel Aviv city centre. At the beginning of the year, NTA awarded a consortium of CAF Group and Shapir the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new light rail line.