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Israel, Tel Aviv-Jerusalem - il/15

High Speed Railway

The Electra Bogl JV group, comprising Electra Ltd, Electra Infrastructures, Hasharon Excavators Ltd, Signon Schweitz AG, and Max Bogl Bauunternemung GmbH & Co KG., has been awarded the EUR170 million contract for planning, construction, and maintenance of the track and systems of the A1 high-speed route Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport - Jerusalem. Construction will include laying 46 km of track; setting up electromechanical systems that support railway operation, management, coordination, and supervision; and integration of all the installed systems. The final breakthrough of the second bore of the 11.6 km-long tunnel 3 between Yitla creek and Mevaseret Zion on the A1 fast rail link took place on 06.10.2014, marking completion of tunnelling on the project. The bridges and the new station in Jerusalem are in the final stages of construction. The railway infrastructure work is slated for completion in 2017, and commercial operation of the line is expected in 2018. The line is designed to carry passengers at speeds of up to 160 km/h, with 28 minutes of travel time between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Visit http://www.rail.co.il. 07/15.