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Three more tenders for Tel Aviv

Together with the existing red line (pictured), the green and purple lines will form Tel Aviv's first light rail network.

NTA has announced three further tenders for work on Tel Aviv’s purple and green light rail lines. These include a project management tender for each of the lines, as well as a tender for planning the civil engineering work in the project (Infra 1).

Work on the ILS30bn (EUR7.5bn) lines is expected to start in 2018, with the lines opening in 2024. The purple line will include 29 stations across 18km (11.2 miles) from the Savidor railway station in Tel Aviv out along Hashalom Road to Sheba Medical Centre and Bar Ilan University. The line will continue eastwards to Yehud in the second phase, covering 28km (17.4 miles) and 44 stations.

The green line will have three sections: southern, central and northern, covering 39km (24 miles) and 61 stations. The southern section commences at the corner of Levinsky Street/Har Zion Boulevard in Tel Aviv, splitting into two at Sokolov Street in Holon. The western branch continues south to the Moshe Dayan Interchange in Rishon Lezion, and the eastern branch continues to Highway 412 between Nezz Ziona and Rishon Lezion.

The green line’s central section has a 4.25km (2.6-mile) underground section along its 5.9km (3.7-mile) route, travelling under Levinsky Street and along to Shai Agnon Street in the north. Of the seven stations planned, four will be underground.

Along with the existing red line, the purple and green lines will form a network that serves 600 000 passengers a day. Tenders for Infra 2 work are expected to be announced in the coming weeks for rail systems and management of civil engineering work.