Israel Railways begins laying Jerusalem-Tel Aviv tracks
The company began laying tracks on the western section of the line, in the Ayalon Valley region.
Israel Railways reached a major landmark in the construction of the high-speed railway to Jerusalem – the first line to run on electricity. The company began laying tracks on the western section of the line, in the Ayalon Valley region.
The project is estimated to cost around NIS 7 billion, including the construction of two 56-kilometer tracks from Tel Aviv’s HaHagana Station to the entrance of Jerusalem, near the International Convention Center, as well as five tunnels – totaling 20 kilometers – and eight bridges.
Israel Railways also announced Monday that work was completed on the final section of the Negev line – between Ashkelon and Beersheva. The project connected the rail from Ashkelon to the Goral Junction and to the existing railway in Beersheva, as well as the national rail network.
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