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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 150 km and 109 stations, which is intended to complement the Red, Green and Purple light rail lines that are currently under construction.

During the first 18 months, the consortium will assist NTA in the development and formalisation of the overall metro programme strategy and phasing, the scope of work, and procurement. It will then be in charge of project management and implementation at the network level, until the start of commercial operations. HDR will provide complementary international services to the consortium.

‘Egis has been a trusted partner to the transit sector in Israel for more than 20 years’, said Egis CEO Olivier Bouvart on December 1. The latest contract ’is a natural step in our ongoing commitment to creating safe, sustainable and attractive travel solutions for the thriving and growing population.’

Gadish Group CEO Moshe Benjo said ‘in a competitive landscape, we have gained the ongoing trust of governmental entities for quality, reliability and passion for completing projects on time and on budget. We are proud to join forces with an experienced partner like Egis.’