Israel’s Ministry of Transport has introduced the settlement of a brand new plan for constructing the fourth railway line alongside the Ayalon in Tel Aviv at a price of NIS 4.91 billion.
The plan was first permitted by the federal government in 2018 for 4 railway traces between Tel Aviv Central (Savidor) station and the Shappirim Interchange and the work was awarded to the Netivei Israel Nationwide Transport Infrastructure Co. However then Minister of Transport Miri Regev transferred a few of the work to Israel Railways. Since then the 2 firms have been unable to agree on how the work needs to be divided leading to delays. Israel Railways was insisting that it ought to perform all work close to working traces whereas Netivei Israel insisted that as this was a brand new line, it might carry out the work.
However as we speak Minister of Transport Michal Michaeli introduced an settlement labored out by Minister of Transport deputy director basic Eilam Sagi. The work will probably be cut up geographically with Israel Railways chargeable for the work north of the Kibbutz Hagaluyot Interchange and Netivei Israel for the work south of the interchange.
The plan additionally entails redirecting the Ayalon River eastwards from Kibbutz Hagaluytot into drainage channels and reservoirs, which will probably be carried out by Netivei Israel in accordance with understandings with Israel Railways. A brand new railway interchange additionally must be constructed on the junction and the route of Street 1 altered.
Tel Aviv Mayor is against the rechanneling of the Ayalon River except it additionally has an outlet into the Mediterranean and it’s unclear whether or not this disagreement has been resolved.
The undertaking is because of be accomplished by 2028.
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