Alstom reaches financial closure for Israel’s NTA contract of Tel Aviv’s Green light rail systems

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  • An average 14% reduction on commute times

  • 76M passengers expected in 2030

17 December 2023 Alstom, a member of the TMT Consortium (TLV Metropolitan Tramway Ltd.) and its partners Electra Ltd. & Dan Public Transportation Ltd., have reached financial closure on the contract, awarded in May 2022, 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 euro and Alstom’s share is valued at €858 million euro[1]

Alstom’s responsibility includes the design, engineering, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of the railway system including tracks (Appitrack, rapid mechanised tracklaying), electrification, power supply (Hesop, energy saving system), signaling, communication system and the supply of 98 Citadis X05 trams. Electra will manage the design and construction of the civil works. Maintenance of the system will be performed by a joint venture composed of Dan Public Transportation Ltd., Electra Ltd. and Alstom.

Eran Cohen, Managing Director Alstom Israel

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to support NTA in the development of the city’s urban network and serve hundreds of thousands of residents every day."

Eran Cohen
Managing Director Alstom Israel

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to support NTA in the development of the city’s urban network and serve hundreds of thousands of residents every day.  We believe access to transport is an essential factor to promote and enhance social and economic progress. Everyone benefits from better access to public transport, reduced commute times, less congestion and lower carbon emissions. Alstom and our partners Dan Transportation and Electra Ltd., believe this project will contribute to the growth of the rail ecosystem in the country and support the creation of hundreds of new jobs,” said Eran Cohen, Managing Director Alstom Israel.

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 4,000,000 inhabitants. The Green line extends for 39km with 62 stations, of which 4km 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 trams will operate in double units, 34 meters each with full low floor. The Citadis X05 trams will be designed and manufactured by Alstom’s Centre of Excellence in La Rochelle. The other French sites involved are Le Creusot for the bogies, Ornans for motors, Saint-Ouen for Cybersecurity and Villeurbanne for Passenger Information Systems. Additionally, Fez in Morocco will provide harnesses and electrical cabinets and Charleroi in Belgium, will supply the 1500V Integrated Traction and Auxiliary Converter and the Hesop energy saving system.

About Citadis light rail vehicles

With an outstanding track record of more than 30 years and over 8,000 vehicles ordered or in successful revenue service in 140 cities around the world, Alstom is the global leader in light rail solutions. The versatile portfolio ranges from trams and light rail vehicles to streetcars and tram-trains, offering solutions that are ideally suited for existing networks and new lines as well as for inner-city and suburban connections. 26 LRV lines in 13 countries have been delivered as integrated systems.

Alstom in Israel

Alstom’s presence in Israel dates back 30 years as a trusted supplier and service provider to Israel Railways (ISR). Recently, ISR extended their Double-Deck fleet ordering additional 96 coaches from Alstom bringing ISRs installed Double-Deck fleet to 680 coaches. Furthermore, in recent years, our collaboration with ISR has been expanded further with the award of the design-build of an ETCS L2 onboard system. These days, Alstom also delivers ISR state-of-the-art Traxx electric-locomotives and will complete deliveries of 63 TRAXX units in the coming year.

[1] order booking expected in 2023/24

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