Alstom team to build €1bn, 41km light rail line between Haifa and Nazareth

Nazareth (Leonid Andronov/Dreamstime)
A team of France’s Alstom along with Israel’s Electra and Minrav have won a €1bn contract to design, finance, build, and operate a 41km light rail system connecting Haifa and Nazareth for Trans Israel.

Located in the Nofit area of northern Israel, the line will have 20 stations, with trams able to transport 120,000 passengers per day, reducing the current travel time by 40%.

Alstom’s €700m share of the contract includes a €140m maintenance role, with a scope of work including design, engineering, supply, integration.

Alstom will supply 54 Citadis trams, and test and commission the light rail system.

Electra and Minrav will manage the design and construction of the civil works.

Operation and maintenance will be carried out by a joint venture of Alstom, Electra Afikim and Minrav.

Eran Cohen, Alstom Israel’s Managing Director, said: “We are committed to continuing to do our utmost in creating an efficient, fast and innovative transport system for the benefit of the entire Israeli population.

“This important project is another step in Israel’s public transport evolution, and a real engine of growth for the entire northern region.”

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