Third Jerusalem tramway system with be operated by PESA cars
Posted on 25th September 2023 at 10:46
The 31km EUR 4bn Blue Line group of tramway lines, due to open in 2028-2030, will be worked by132 PESA Twist trams (with an option for up to 30 more).
They will be 33m long three-section low-floor cars, expected to operate in coupled pairs and the contract price is EUR 400M.
The Blue Line will be built, operated and maintained by the JTrain consortium. The JTrain consortium is comprised of construction company Danya Cebus (TASE: DNYA), public transport company Dan and Spanish infrastructure company COMSA. The project will be built using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) method with JRail building, operating, maintaining and financing the project. JTrain will operate the Blue Line for seven years with an option for another 18 years, while maintaining the network for 25 years.
The three Blue train routes, which will use a short subway in the city centre, are separate from the existing Red Line dating from 2011 (that is currently being extended) and the Green Line, expected to open in 2025.
Visualisation of the PESA trams for Jerusalem. (Jtrain)
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