An international consortium led by Israeli and German companies has won the international tender for the construction of three rail lines, the largest project of its kind in Israel to date, reports Globes.
Israel’s Shikun & Binui Holdings and Germany’s DB Bahnbau Gruppe will undertake to build over 60 miles of track for a reported $230 million.
The work will be on the Valley Line, between Haifa and Beit She’an; the Akko-Carmiel line, which will connect the city of Akko to the Coastal Line; and a new line, to be laid between Kfar Saba and Herzliya, which will connect the Sharon Line to the Coastal Line.
The contract will include laying tracks, railroad ties and rails, as well as telecommunications, and fire detection systems in tunnels.
Israel Railways will operate the trains on the new tracks.