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Alstom and its partners Electra Ltd. and Dan Transportation have been awarded a contract to design, build, and maintain the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green Line for Israel’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd (NTA).
Alstom will supply 98 Citadis X05 trams for the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green Line and will also be responsible for the tramway’s tracks, electrification, signalling and communication system.
Electra will manage the design and construction of the civil works, while a joint venture composed of Dan Transportation, Electra and Alstom will perform the system maintenance.
The Green Line’s Citadis XO5 trams are expected to move 76 million passengers in Tel Aviv in 2030
The project is part of Israel’s Transport Investment plan that aims to address the country’s growing mobility demand. The plan will implement two additional tramways in Tel Aviv to reduce congestion and support its 4,000,000 residents.
The Green Line will be the longer of the two new lines, extending for over 39 kilometres and serving 62 stations, of which four will be underground. The line will connect Holon and Rishon Lezion with the centre of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, and the business areas in western Herzliya and Kiryat Atidim.
Eran Cohen, Managing Director Alstom Israel said:“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to support NTA in the development of the city’s urban network and serve hundreds of thousands of residents every day. We believe access to transport is an essential factor to promote and enhance social and economic progress. Everyone benefits from better access to public transport, reduced commute times, less congestion and lower carbon emissions. Alstom and our partners Dan Transportation and Electra Ltd., believe this project will contribute to the growth of the rail ecosystem in the country and support the creation of hundreds of new jobs.”
The Tel Aviv Green Line LRT project is valued at 2.6 billion EUR, and Alstom’s share is valued at 858 million EUR. The low-floor trams will be designed and manufactured in Alstom’s centre of development for Citadis trams in La Rochelle. They will operate as double units that will each be 34 metres long.
The bogies will be manufactured at the Le Creusot site, the motors will be produced in Ornans, and the passenger information systems will be developed in Villeurbanne, France. Additionally, Alstom’s Fez facility in Morocco will provide harnesses and electrical cabinets, while the Belgian site in Charleroi will provide the system’s electronic power with a new Integrated Traction and Auxiliary Converter and Alstom’s Hesop energy saving system.
This article first appeared on railway-news.com
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