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【Israel News】The Minister of Transportation Attends the Light Rail Launch Ceremony of CRTG Project in Israel

Created on:2021-08-02

The Tel Aviv Red Line Light Rail System Project is constructed by CRTG-EEB, a Joint Venture leading by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd. (CRTG), in Israel.


The 24-kilometer-long Red Line passes through five of the most prosperous municipalities in Israel (Bat Yam, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak and Petach Tikva). The Scope of Works of the Red Line System Project include the Design, Development, Manufacture, Procurement, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning, Warranty and Maintenance of 39 various subsystems, inter alia track, communications, power, OHLE, PES&PEG, AFC, civil works, Depot equipment.



After a long period of preparation, the dynamic test of the Red Line for the media and public has been launched in Petah Tikva, a central city of Israel on June 10th, 2021.


The dynamic test kicked off at the intersection of Shaham Street and Jabotinsky Road, continuing through Orlov Street and ending at the Petah Tikvah Central Station.



Before this, the first dynamic test took place in the Depot of the Red Line on May 30th, 2021 to have a whole observation of the full functions of the light rail while running.


The launch ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Transportation- Miri Regev, the Chairman of the Employer (NTAMetropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd) of the Red Line Project- Ram Blinkov, the CEO of the Employer-Haim Glick, mayors of Ramat Gan, Petah Tikva and Bat Yam- Carmel Shama HaCohen, Rami Greenberg and Zvika Brut.


Minister Miri Regev mentioned that “the light rail will significantly alleviate the congested traffic condition in Gush Dan Area.



The CEO of Employer, Haim Glick, said that "the red line will start the commercial operation in November 2022."

This event is a symbol of CRTG achieving another critical milestone in the Red Line Project under the multiple adverse conditions- the global epidemic event, short of resources supply and manpower, etc. Which once again has proved CRTG’s abilities at various aspects of contract performance, permits achievement, resources organization, etc.