Israeli Government May Assume Red Line

Israeli Government May Assume Red Line
October 25, 2009 10:30 pm

The Israeli Government is considering nationalisation of the long-delayed $3bn (NIS11bn) ‘Red Line’ project in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, to get the project back on track.
The project involves building a 23km 33-station rail line, half the length underground, from Petah Tikva to Bat Yam via Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv and Jaffa, allowing passengers to reach Bat Yam from Petah Tikva in 45 minutes.
The decision means that the state will bear the cost of construction of the rail line and the existing contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Systems (MTS) consortium would collapse.

The delay has been due to global recession and the crash of one of the consortium members Africa-Israel, among other reasons.

MTS, consisting of Africa-Israel, Siemens of Germany, the Egged Bus Cooperative, CCECC of China and Soares da Costa of Portugal, won the contract in 2006 to finish the work by 2013.
If the government takes over, the project would be put to fresh tender. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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