The TransJerusalem J-Net Ltd Consortium, made up by the CAF Group and the construction company Shapir, has been selected by JTMT (Jerusalem Transportation Masterplan Team) to complete the tram project in Jerusalem.
The transaction surpasses 1.8 billion euros. The project will be a PPP project (public-private partnership). It includes the construction of 27 new kilometres of track, 53 new stations, and several depots and also covers the extension of the current Red Line by 6.8 kilometres and the construction of the new Green Line, which will be 20.6 kilometres long.
The total amount for the services being carried out by CAF exceeds 500 million euros and includes both the supply of new units and the renovation of existing ones, as well as the supply of signalling systems (interlocking systems, CTC, ATP, AVL, passenger information systems, line equipment, and on-board systems).
Additionally included are maintenance (for 25 years) and operation (for 15 years) of the Red and Green Lines. These periods can be extended.
The Jerusalem tram project is foreseen to start this year and the new network should be completely operative by the year 2025.
Finally, it must be noted that the TransJerusalem J-Net Ltd Consortium was selected over the other group that submitted a bid, made up of the companies Shikun & Binui and Egged (Israel), CRRC (China), Comsa (Spain), Efatec (Portugal), and MPK (Poland).