Jnet - Get On Board With Success
We are delighted to present JNET – the next stage in the creation of an LRT transport network in Jerusalem.
This website contains all the information and documents regarding the Jnet Project, including the RFI, that was recently released.
Since the launch of the Red Line in 2012, we witnessed a yearly increase of around 10% in the number of passengers, a total of 140,000 passengers per day.
We are preparing to choose the consortium that will build and operate the Green Line, with additional optional sections and lines.
The Green Line will serve around 160,000 of the city’s daily passengers ,and will connect some of its most important hubs, and together with the red line, will serve about 250K people per day.
We estimate this to be one of the largest projects across Europe and the Middle East. We are excited at the prospect of this and fully committed to bringing it to its optimal completion.
We invite you to join us in realizing the vision for a new transportation reality in Jerusalem.
THE GREEN LINE
FACTS & FIGURES
The Green Line is on its way
THE RED LINE
FACTS & FIGURES
The LRT Red Line
Expending the Red Line
The Jerusalem Mass Transportation Plan (JTMT) is responsible for the planning and development of public transport in the Jerusalem metropolitan area. JTMT aims to ensure the implementation of reliable, effective and state of the art public transportation solutions in Jerusalem. The need to prepare a transportation master plan in Jerusalem arose for numerous reasons, foremost among these being:
1. Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel
2. most of the country's governmental and national institutions are located in the city
3. the city covers a very large geographic area with a population that is constantly on the rise and
4. the topographic structure of the city dictates the need for a unique transportation plan.
The first operation phase of the Jerusalem Mass Transportation Plan began with the construction of the Red Line: an LRT line which runs between Mount Herzl, the Jerusalem City Centre and Pisgat Ze'ev and which opened for service on March 22, 2012.
The Red Line comprises 13.8km of track, 46 fully motorized LRT vehicles, a depot & OCC facility located in French Hill, and 23 stations. At present, the Red Line is serving more than 140,000 passengers a day with the expectation of growth in the coming years. The second operation phase of the Jerusalem Mass Transportation Plan, includes the extension of the southern segment of the Red Line up to the Hadassah Hospital, the extension of the the northern segment up to Neve Yaakov and the construction of a branch from the central segment of the Red Line up to the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University.
The second operation phase includes an additional 7.7km of track, 44 LRT vehicles (10 of which are for service of the first phase), an extension of the existing depot and 13 stations.
JTMT is planning to issue a tender for the design, build, operation, maintenance and finance of the third operation phase of the Jerusalem Mass Transportation Plan. This phase is intended to include the construction of the Green Line which will run from Mount Scopus to Gilo with a branch to the commercial and residential areas of Malha.
The line, which will include 18.3km of track, additional depot & OCC facilities, an estimated 70 LRT vehicles, 33 stations and is expected to add up to 160,000 daily passengers to the J-Net. The tender may include an option to operate all LRT lines under one umbrella as the J-Net.
Green Line – Main Assumptions & Characteristics
- Experience in complex PPP projects and financial closing processes
- Experience in construction and operation of at grade LRT lines and LRT Networks
- Experience in supplying a significant amount of LRT vehicles to LRT projects
- Experience in construction works in urban environments and interfaces with public authorities
- Experience in operation and maintenance of LRT networks with hundreds of thousands of passengers per day
- Experience in operation and maintenance of LRT lines with intersections that include crossing and interface with private and public transportation
- Experience in coordination and integration of complex LRT projects that include, at the same time, operation of existing lines, construction of new lines and integration of new lines into an existing infrastructure
- Experience in hand-over of existing LRT lines
- BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE RFI PROCESS WE WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS INTENDED TO FORM PART OF THE TENDER TO BE ISSUED TO BIDDERS.
Planning for the people
The Jerusalem Transport Management Team was established by the Ministry of transport and the Jerusalem Municipality and has been working for more than four decades. The team researches the terrain and then plans, outlines and advances transportation systems in Metropolitan Jerusalem by means of surveys, information systems and models imaging transportation scenarios developed with some of the world’s top professionals, all with an eye to making transportation as adaptable as possible to the present and future needs of the residents and visitors to the city.
Forty years of activity have afforded the team experience, knowledge and a level of professionalism that have won it international awards and the appreciation of planners both in Israel and across the world.
The team continues to strive to implement its plans for Jerusalem and to adapt the city’s transportation infrastructure to its changing needs.
the needs of the residents of metropolitan Jerusalem are always the forefront of the minds of the members of the Transport Management Team - to conveniently get to work, to school, to government offices and to shopping centers - and then to return home safely.
All these needs are taken into account during planning. The work plan is based on an advanced method of accumulating relevant and up-to-date information on the different needs of residents and visitors to the metropolis.
This method involves using surveys and meetings with members of the public who are encouraged to give expression to their wishes and needs.