French rail vehicle manufacturer Alstom has announced it has won a major contract worth around 858 million euros for the design and supply of a system for a new light rail line in Tel Aviv, including the supply of 98 trams.

Alstom trams

It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Alstom..

According to the contract, Alstom will be responsible for the design, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of the railway system, which includes tracks, electrification, power supply, signaling, communication system and the supply of 98 railcars.

The Citadis X05 trams, the latest generation of Alstom’s flagship range, will be designed and manufactured at the group’s La Rochelle plant.

The Tel Aviv Light Rail Green Line (tram running underground) is expected to run 39 km from north to south of the city. The project should be completed by 2030.

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