Prospective bidders should notify NTA of their interest no later than December 30. A mandatory bidders conference will be held on January 9 and the deadline for submission of bids to NTA is April 10 2013.

Construction is well underway on the 22km Red Line from Petakh-Tikva to Bat Yam, which will open in 2017. Detailed design has also begun on the 35km Green Line, which is due to be commissioned in 2020, while completion of the 34km Purple Line is scheduled for 2021.

For up-to-the-minute information on the latest rail industry tenders visit the Global Rail Tenders website.