German & Israeli companies win 800 million shekel ($230 million) tender for construction work on Acre-Carmiel & Haifa-Beit Shean rail lines & terminals.
Also under construction will be a new line linking Kfar Saba with Herzliya.
The National Transport Infrastructure Company announced on Sunday that an Israeli-German group has beaten a French-Spanish-Israeli group for the tender to construct almost 100 kilometers (60 miles) of railroad tracks in northern Israel.
The winning bid was submitted by the German company DB BahnBau and a number of Israeli construction companies. The project will cost 800 million shekels ($230 million).
The tender covers infrastructure work on the Jezreel Valley rail line between Haifa and Beit Shean (68 kilometers, or 42 miles, with five train stations) and the Acre-Carmiel line (22 kilometers, or 14 miles, with two train stations and the line to be electrified and double-tracked).
A new rail line in the center of the country connecting Kfar Saba with Herzliya (18 kilometers, or 11 miles) is also being constructed.
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