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CAF T&E will be in charge of the comprehensive management of the new Purple Line of the Tel Aviv Light Rail. Specifically, it will work on the design, construction management and installation of tramway systems and subsystems, in addition to maintaining its infrastructure for a period of 25 years.

Purple Line Urbos model Render


NTA (Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems) has chosen the transport consortium made up of the CAF Group and the construction firm Shapir for the Tel Aviv LRV Purple Line. NTA is the company in charge of providing the most appropriate solutions to meet transport demands in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. It is currently building the main public transport system in the Gush Dan area, the largest transport project ever undertaken in Israel, in terms of both volume and complexity.

The Purple Line project forms part of the Gush Dan ambitious plan for the Israeli metropolis. The new line will cover 27 kilometres connecting a planned total of 45 stations and will also include a depot where maintenance work will be carried out on the fleet of vehicles. The Purple Line will run from Complex 2000, in the centre of Tel Aviv next to the Arolozorov train station, to connect the city centre with the eastern part of the metropolitan area, with the end section of the line branching off to the Bar Ilan University area in one direction and to the neighbouring city of Yehud-Monoson in the other.

CAF T&E will be in charge of the comprehensive management of the project on behalf of the CAF Group and will also supply and install the traffic light and control systems, energy and communications. 

Aside from the construction of the line, the scope of the contract also includes the design and supply of 98 new low-floor Urbos trams, each consisting of 5 modules, spanning a length of almost 35 metres. There is also an option to extend the contract for a further 32 units in the future.The new line is expected to be fully operational by 2027.