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  • The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects
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    UK and Israel sign MoU to share transport expertise

    2022-08-24T10:49:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects, which DfT said could lead to ‘fresh business opportunities and potential new jobs’.

  • Tel Aviv Green Line Alstom Citadis tram impression
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    Tel Aviv Green Line light rail contract awarded

    2022-05-18T10:15:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has formally awarded the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium a €2·6bn contract to design, finance and build the Green Line light rail route and provide 25 years of maintenance. The consortium of Alstom, local ...

  • CAF Jerusualem tram delivery
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    Jerusalem tram delivery

    2022-05-10T14:06:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first of 114 Urbos 100 trams for the expansion of the Jerusalem light rail network has left the CAF factory at Zaragoza in Spain. Deliveries are running six months ahead of schedule, which is expected to enable entry into service earlier than planned. The ...

  • Impression of interurban light rail stop at Government City (Kiryat Hamemshala) in Nazareth
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    Haifa – Nazareth interurban light rail invitations to tender issued

    2022-04-19T14:38:00Z

    ISRAEL: Project promoter Trans Israel has issued invitations to tender for the concession to finance, design and build the railway systems and rolling stock for the 41 km Nofit interurban light rail line between Haifa and Nazareth, and to operate the future services for 25 years. ...

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    NTA shortlists candidates to manage delivery of Tel Aviv Metro network

    2022-03-14T05:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: NTA has announced that 12 consortia have expressed interest at the pre-qualification stage for contracts to design and oversee construction of the Tel Aviv Metro, a planned €40bn three-line network totalling 150 km and 109 stations. The consortia are: Poram Shrem, Karni Engineering, Hason-Yerushalmi ...

  • Jerusalem light rail map
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    Jerusalem Purple Line tram route approved

    2022-02-23T12:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Regional Planning Committee has approved the proposed route for the Purple Line tramway in Jerusalem. The 14 km line with 19 stops is intended to form an east-west corridor across the southern part of the city. The first stage would start from an interchange ...

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo mfvgml, Pixabay)
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    Preliminary approval given to Tel Aviv Metro bill

    2022-02-22T13:14:00Z

    ISRAEL: Draft legislation paving the way for construction of the three proposed metro lines in Tel Aviv was approved by the Knesset’s National Infrastructure Projects Committee on February 15, clearing the way for the bill to go forward for its second and third readings in parliament. ...

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    Israel: Light rail is not the only fruit

    2022-02-22T09:00:00Z

    Due to open later this year, Tel Aviv’s light rail Red Line is the first route in a planned six-line network to serve the rapidly expanding conurbation.

  • Haifa Nazareth tram-train stop impression
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    Six prequalify for Haifa – Nazareth tram-train concession

    2022-02-09T11:42:00Z

    ISRAEL: Project promoter Trans Israel has prequalified six consortia for the Infra 2 PPP concession to finance, design and procure the railway systems and rolling stock for the future Haifa – Nazareth inter-urban light rail line, and to operate the completed route. The six are: ...

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo mfvgml, Pixabay)
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    Tel Aviv light rail Green Line preferred bidder selected

    2022-02-04T05:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has selected the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium of Alstom, bus operator Dan Transportation and infrastructure contractor Electra to finance, design, built, operate and maintain the light rail Green Line. ...

  • Tel Aviv Purple Line tram impression (Image: CAF)
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    Tel Aviv chooses Purple Line light rail concessionaire

    2022-01-31T16:16:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has selected a consortium of the CAF Group and construction firm Shapir as preferred bidder to design, build and finance the light rail Purple Line and provide 25 years of maintenance. The 27 km ...

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo: mfvgml/Pixabay)
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    Tel Aviv Metro network management contract awarded

    2021-12-07T15:31:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv metro project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has awarded its network management contract to the METAV consortium of Egis and local partner Gadish Group. METAV will act as chief consultant to NTA during the development of the proposed €40bn three-line network totalling ...

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    Be’er Sheva light rail planning underway

    2021-10-08T05:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Ministry of Transport & Road Safety’s Infrastructure Planning & Development Administration has held its first meeting to oversee the development of a light rail line in the city of Be’er Sheva. The 25 km line would serve the North/University and Central railway stations, Ben ...

  • Jerusalem Mayor light rail Red Line rails
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    Jerusalem light rail expansion tracklaying begins

    2021-08-13T13:41:00Z

    ISRAEL: Ceremonial first rails for the expansion of Jerusalem’s light rail Red Line were laid in the presence of Mayor Moshe Lion on August 11. The line is being extended north to Neve Ya’akov and south from Mount Hertzel to the Hadassah hospital, adding 11 stops. Opening ...

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    Test running starts on Tel Aviv Red Line

    2021-06-07T16:03:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv light rail project promoter NTA has started test running with its Chinese-built LRVs on the first section of the Red Line, which is now under construction between Petakh-Tikva and Bat Yam.

  • CAF Jerusalem tram
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    Tram tracking and depot management contract awarded

    2021-04-22T05:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: CAF has awarded GMV a contract to supply an automatic vehicle location and depot management system for Jerusalem’s expanding light rail network. Based on GMV’s SAE-R software platform, the system will provide standard functions such as tram fleet tracking, driver communications and passenger information, ...

  • Jerusalem tram in Cfir livery
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    Cfir takes over Jerusalem light rail operations

    2021-04-20T13:49:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Cfir grouping of CAF and local company Shapir Engineering Ltd took over as operating concessionaire for the Jerusalem light rail network on April 16, succeeding CityPass which had held the contract to operate the Red Line for the past 10 years. Under the ...

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    Support for Israeli section of ‘Gulf to Gulf’ railway

    2021-03-03T16:09:00Z

    ASIA: Israel’s National Infrastructure Committee has given its backing to proposals to extend the Jezreel Valley railway to the border with Jordan, in what is envisaged to be the first stage of a possible ‘Gulf to Gulf’ railway linking the Bay of Haifa with Jordan, Saudi ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06.
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    Mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways double-deck fleet

    2021-01-18T09:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06. The programme will include modernisation of internal and external doors, toilet accessibility improvements and replacement of the passenger information systems and ...

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    Desiro HC EMUs en route to Tel Aviv

    2020-11-05T11:50:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first two of 24 partly double-deck electric multiple-units being built for Israel Railways by Siemens Mobility have been shipped from Hamburg and are due to arrive in Israel towards the end of November.