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Tel Aviv transit planning company solicits bids for light-rail line


In late October, four international consortia submitted bids to NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. for preliminary financing of the first operational segment of an urban light-rail line in Tel Aviv.

The groups are:

• Siemens, Aecon, HTM, Africa Israel Investments and Egged;

• Bombardier, Bouygues, RATP, Assets & Construction and Dan;

• Alstom and CGEA Connex, Ashtrom, Housing & Construction Co. Ltd. and Polar Investments; and

• CAF, Daewoo International, BVG, Shafir Engineering Ltd., Osif Ltd., Gmul, Granite Hacarmel and Bateman Engineering Ltd.

The initial operational segment would be the Red Line, a $1 billion, 13.7-mile route that would include a 4.7-mile underground segment. NTA plans to begin construction in 2004 and revenue service in 2010.

Additional planned segments include the 13-mile Green Line, eight-mile yellow Line, and 7.5-mile Purple Line.

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