posted on 18th May 2022 11:04
On 17 May 2022, Alstom, a member of the TMT Consortium (TLV Metropolitan Tramway Ltd.) and its partners Electra Ltd. & Dan Transportation, have been awarded a contract to design, build, maintain, and finance the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green Line by Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd (NTA). The project is valued at 2.6 billion EUR and Alstom’s share is 858 million EUR.
Alstom’s responsibility includes the design, engineering, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of the railway system including tracks, electrification, power supply (Hesop, energy saving system), signalling, communication system and the supply of 98 Citadis X05 trams. Electra will manage the design and construction of the civil works. System maintenance will be performed by a joint venture composed of Dan Transportation, Electra and Alstom.
This project is part of a greater Transport Investment plan by Israel to address the country’s growing mobility demand. To reduce congestion in Tel Aviv and support its 4 million inhabitants, two additional tramways will be introduced (Green and Purple). The Green Line is the longer of the two extending for over 39 km and 62 stations, of which four will be underground. The line will run from north to south of the city, connecting Holon and Rishon Lezion with the centre of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, the industrial and business area in western Herzliya and the business area in Kiryat Atidim. The Green Line will have state of the art trams and is expected to move 76 million passengers in 2030.
The 34 m long 100 % low floor Citadis X05 trams will operate in multiple. They will be designed and manufactured in Alstom’s centre of development for Citadis trams in La Rochelle. The other French sites involved are Le Creusot for bogies, Ornans for motors, and Villeurbanne for passenger information systems. Additionally, Alstom’s Fez facility in Morocco will provide harnesses, electrical cabinets and the Belgian site in Charleroi will provide electronic power with a new Integrated Traction and Auxiliary Converter in 1,500 V and the Hesop energy saving system.