Both projects are being implemented as PPPs under a design-build-finance-maintain procurement structure.
NTA will be responsible for major civil engineering works including tunnels and bridges, utilities diversions, and urban development works. The PPP contracts will encompass all electrical and mechanical systems including track, electrification, signalling, rolling stock, and depots. One project company will be selected for each line to manage design, construction and maintenance.
NTA will issue separate tenders for the operation of the two lines.
The 39km Green Line will link Herzelia and Neve Sharet in the north with Bat Yam, Holon and Rishon Letzion in the south with a 4.5km underground section in the city centre. The line will have 62 stations, four of which will be underground. A fleet of around 120 LRVs will be required and annual ridership is forecast to be around 65 million.
The 29km Purple Line will connect Yahud and Givat Shmuel in the east with Tel Aviv city centre in the west. The line will have 45 stations, including two interchanges with the Green Line, and is forecast to carry 60 million passengers a year. A fleet of around 100 LRVs will be required to operate the line.
Further details of the prequalification notice can be viewed here.