Tag Archive for Light Rail System

Tunnel Boring Machine, ‘Golda’ begins digging Tel Aviv’s light rail train


The first tunnel boring machine, ‘Golda’, named after Israel’s first female Prime Minister, begins working on Tel Aviv’s light rail train route.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The first excavation machine for the light rail route in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area has been named ‘Golda,’ after the late Prime Minister Golda Meir.

The excavation machine ‘Golda’ began work today (Sunday) to clear land for the laying of the tracks, which will serve Tel Aviv and surrounding parts of the Gush Dan region in the center of the country.

Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) digging planed underground electric light rail train route – [illustration] YouTube

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said: “Golda Meir was the first [woman] to serve as Prime Minister, and was one of the six who laid the cornerstone here. Continue Reading »

Israel’s 2017 budget to cover new light rail train between Haifa – Nazareth


Government approves 12 billion NIS ($3.15b) for infrastructure facelift, added health care, improved education and boost in small and medium businesses for northern Israel.

By Chana Roberts


As part of the 2017-2018 budget, the Israeli government is set to spend 12 billion NIS to give northern Israel a facelift.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) have proposed a plan outlining changes for the north, including upgrading schools, and building a light rail train between Haifa and Nazareth.

 Nazareth at night - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nazareth at night – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Jewish National Fund will also help to fund the projects, investing 3 billion NIS. Continue Reading »

Latest Israeli project: High speed rail from Tel Aviv to Western Wall in 30 minutes


Minister of Transportation Katz orders plans drawn for high-speed railway extension from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, allowing riders to get from an underground station in the Old City, close to the Western Wall, to Tel Aviv in under half an hour.

By Ofer Petersburg


Minister of Transportation and Road Safety Yisrael Katz has instructed the ministry’s staff to promote the planning of an extension to the upcoming high-speed railway line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem so that it extends into the Old City, near the Western Wall. As part of the project, an underground stop will be built in the Western Wall area. Continue Reading »

Four monster Tunnel Boring Machines on their way to Israel


view videoFour Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) are on its way to Israel to construct the planed underground electric light rail train routes that are expected to be fully operational by 2021.

By Itay Blumental


At a press conference to mark a year since the beginning of construction on the Red Line near the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said “despite the gloomy forecasts of traffic jams from Netanya to Gadera and of the area becoming infested with rats, we have overcome everything.”

The segment of the light rail construction next to the Israel Diamond Exchange – Photo: Motti Kimchi

The work on the Red Line light rail train which is due to connect the cities of Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Bnei Brak, Petah Tikva, and Ramat Gan has taken a giant leap forward with the introduction of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) which will be used to dig the train tunnels 90 feet under the surface.The Continue Reading »

Haifa Launched Unique ‘Metronit’, Fast Stretched-Bus System

Friday, Israel’s northern city of Haifa launched a special fast stretched-bus system, the Metronit, aimed at reducing traffic & commuting times.

By Maayana Miskin


The city of Haifa’s Metronit system launched on Friday. The system is undergoing  a test run, during which passengers can ride the Metronit buses for free.

Haifa’s Metronit mass-transit system launched on Friday

City officials will weigh the impact of the new system and will consider changes to local bus routes.

The Metronit system uses a special extra-long, fast bus, with several doors to allow for quicker pauses at crowded bus stops. The bus will be given precedence at intersections and will have several streets to itself, allowing it to progress quickly through the city. Continue Reading »

Knife Discarded by Soldier’s Attacker Gave Him Away

Arab who stabbed female soldier on Jerusalem Light Rail threw his knife out a bus window and was caught.


The Arab who stabbed an Israeli female soldier in Jerusalem two weeks ago threw his knife out a bus window as he was on his way to a hiding place after the attack. This led to his arrest, it now turns out.

The suspected terrorist is an 18-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem. He was to be brought before the Magistrates’ Court on Jerusalem for remand Monday, and police said it would ask to keep him incarcerated until the end of legal proceedings against him. Continue Reading »