ALSTOM has been a partner of Israel Railways for 10 years,
supplying 37 passenger coaches and over 50 diesel-electric
In 2002 ALSTOM and our Citypass consortium partners won the
contract for a 28-year concession to design, build, finance,
operate and maintain a
light rail system for Jerusalem. ALSTOM’s part in
the project covers the Engineering Procurement Construction
(EPC) and maintenance of the trams and the infrastructure. The
46 trams will be supplied from ALSTOM’s successful
CITADIS range which has been chosen by 19 other cities around
the world. The financing of the project was completed in early
2005 and the official signing of the contract carried out on
ALSTOM and partners demonstrated a high level of dedication
to successfully concluding this contract, overcoming with the
Israeli government, many obstacles along the way. This is a
measure of our long-term commitment as investor and
ALSTOM will draw on this commitment in order to make the best
offers for new rail transport projects in Israel. We have just
submitted an offer to supply 86 passenger coaches (based on
those already service-proven for IR) with options for a further
390, plus maintenance for a period of 10 years.
In order to support local industry,
ALSTOM includes up to 30% of local production in all
contracts in Israel. For example, the offer for 86
passenger coaches provides for 150 000 hours of local
manufacturing by MATAR.
This year we are preparing to bid for the 25 kV electrification
of 800 km of track and to supply electric locomotives for
passenger coaches to work on the newly-electrified lines. In
both cases we will be in partnership with local companies.
We also believe we have the best technology, commitment
and track record in Israel to deliver the best metro system for
the Red line of the Tel Aviv metro.