First explosion-proof train for TLV light rail comes off assembly line

The train will be the first light rail train completely manufactured in China which will enter a market of a developed country.

By TZVI JOFFRE
April 21, 2019 17:32
Tel Aviv light rail train car

Tel Aviv light rail train car. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/YNHOCKEY)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The first train destined for the Tel Aviv light rail came off the assembly line at the CRRC company in China last week, Globes reported. The company released pictures of the train car as part of a celebratory ceremony.



The train will be the first light rail train completely manufactured in China which will enter a market of a developed country.
The train will include an improved climate system, automatic train operation and windows protected against explosions and stone throwing, according to Chinese press reports. They will be white to match the theme of Tel Aviv's White City.


Eli Kalifa, a representative of the NTA-Metropolitan Mass Transit System company whch is responsible for the project, said that "we expect CRRC to participate in our future routes." No tender has been issued for the future routes at the moment.

The Tel Aviv light rail Red Line is expected to begin operating in October 2021, according to Globes.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Benjamin Netanyahu
May 25, 2019
Loophole could give Netanyahu two more weeks to build coalition

By GIL HOFFMAN