TransIsrael company is responsible for the Light Rail project between Haifa and Nazareth - a national mega-project that will serve the northern population and connect communities across the Galilee and Haifa metropolitan area.
This unique project, being a first of its kind in Israel, combines urban and inter-urban public transportation. The Light Rail route will be a total length of 41 km and include 20 stations, connecting Haifa to Nazareth.
The route will start at the Merkazit HaMifratz station in Haifa, the largest transportation hub in Israel with a wide array of transportation options: trains, city and intercity buses, BRT vehicles and cable cars to Haifa University and the Technion. From there the line will go through the main business route in Kiryat Ata, around which new neighborhoods and a commercial center are planned. Then the line will pass by the towns of Shfar’am, Bir El-Maksur, Mashhad, Reineh, and Nof HaGalil, one of the main cities in Northern Israel, which is an industry, services, trade and government hub for the area, including a regional court. The final stop of the line is Nazareth, the largest Arab city in Israel, a key regional center and a popular tourist destination for Christians from around the world.
First Stage (Infra 1)
This phase includes all civil engineering and infrastructure construction, including creating, renewing and moving water and sewage infrastructure, electricity and communication infrastructure, earthworks along the strip designated for the light rail, as well as building bridges, roads, and parking lots.
Construction is planned to begin towards the end of 2020.
Second Stage (Infra 2)
This phase includes the construction of light rail infrastructure – electrification, signaling, and communication. Additionally, it includes the laying of tracks and train car purchase. Construction work will be carried out in segments and maintain a pedestrian safe passage and business access throughout the construction period.
About 6 billion NIS