Trans Israel - Haifa-Nazareth Light Rail Line

General Information
Owner Trans Israel Co
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Haifa(CITY), Haifa, Israel
Status --
Sector Transport, Infrastructure, Railway
Contract Type Design Build Finance Operate (DBFO)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $1200m
Award Date January 2025
Completion Date March 2028
Last Updated On February 2024
ProjectId (Old, New) 218741, 218741

Trans Israel is undertaking the construction of a light rail line from Haifa to Nazareth in Israel.

The project involves the construction of a 41km light rail line from Lev HaMifratz Railway Station in Haifa to Ma'aleh Yitzhak Street in Nazareth Illit in Israel.

The US$1200 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 29km of the inter-city line

2. Construction of interchanges

3. Construction of inter-urban-sections

4. Construction of 20 stations

5. Construction of bridges

6. Construction of tunnels

7. Construction of 30 railway carriages and power plants

8. Construction of 16 Park and ride parking lots

9. Construction of a depot complex

10. Construction of a control center

11. Installation of safety systems

12. Installation of signaling systems

13. Construction of related infrastructure facilities

Second Section

16 February 2024

We have not been able to obtain further updates on this project. We have retained the same project stage and amended the key dates accordingly. We will update the profile as soon as we obtain any new information.

23 June 2023

The bids are still under evaluation.

18 October 2022

The bids are under evaluation.

20 April 2022

The bids are under evaluation.

09 March 2022

The consortium of Dan Bus, CREC, Pesa, Shenyang, and ATM; The consortium of Shapir, CAF, and Keren Noy; The consortium of Minrav, Electra, Alstom, and Allied; The consortium of Comsa, Globalvia, Transmashholding, and Lesico; The consortium of Meir, Afkon, CRRC; The consortium of Shikun u Binu, Egged Transportation, Stadler, Hitachi, Texmaco and Downer Group have submitted the bids.

16 July 2021

The project is facing delay due to a political change in the Israeli government and the Ministry of Transportation is planning to reconsider the project feasibility due to a large deviation in the project cost.

26 January 2021

A group of six consortiums submitted bids for participation in the concession tender and minor works commenced on this project,

17 September 2020

IMoT is in the process of appointing construction contractors.

05 July 2020

IMoT invited tenders for the appointment of construction contractors.

07 April 2020

IMoT invited request for pre-qualification for the design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance and installation contract.

02 February 2020

IMoT issued tenders for the supervision contract with the submission deadline as April 23, 2020.

10 March 2019

Land acquisition process is underway.

10 January 2019

Ineco and Yenon Research and Design Ltd have been appointed as planners and design consultants, and Dana Engineering and IDOM have been appointed as project managers.

13 December 2018

Cross Israel Highway is in the process of selecting the project management consultants and LRT consultant.

27 August 2018

Cross Israel Highway issued ITB for the selection of LRT Consultant.

27 May 2018

Cross Israel Highway invited bids to manage the design and construction for the project with submission deadline as August 30, 2018.

12 February 2018

The project is awaiting approvals of the Israel Government.

01 July 2017

The project is awaiting approvals of the Israel Government.

01 February 2017

The Israel National planning council approved the project plans.

10 June 2015

IMoT submitted project plans.

31 March 2010

IMoT announced plans to construct a light rail line in Israel.