March 24, 2014

Israel awards contracts for three new lines

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ISRAEL's National Transport Infrastructure Company has awarded a Shekels 800m ($US 230m) contract for infrastructure works on three new lines to a consortium of Israeli companies Shikun & Binui and Leisco and German Rail (DB) subsidiary DB Bahnbau.

The contract covers the installation of track, signalling and telecommunications, and tunnel safety systems on the following lines:

  • Haifa – Beit She'an (68km)
  • Acre – Carmiel (22km), and
  • Herzilya – Kfar Saba (18km)

Four bidders participated in the tender and one other consortium, comprising TSO (France), Indra, (Spain) and TAN Eathmoving Works (Israel) reached the prequalification stage.

The Acre – Carmiel and Tel Aviv – Kfar Saba lines will be the first sections of the Israel Railways network to be electrified.

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