National leaders in public transportation
National leaders in public transportation
National leaders in public transportation
National leaders in public transportation
Restoring and renewing the cityscape
Restoring and renewing the cityscape
Restoring and renewing the cityscape
Restoring and renewing the cityscape
State of the art LRT network
State of the art LRT network
State of the art LRT network
State of the art LRT network
National leaders in public transportation
National leaders in public transportation
Restoring and renewing the cityscape
Restoring and renewing the cityscape

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2040: A Vision of Jerusalem LRT Transportation
The light rail network in Jerusalem is designed to:
  • Transform Israel's capital and largest metropolis into a national leader in public transportation.
  • Restore and renew the city's urban environment and contribute to the city’s future development.
  • Enable residents and visitors to benefit from an advanced, accessible, reliable, and safe light rail network.
Train in the street
Modal split

40% of people using motorized transportation in Jerusalem will choose to use the public transportation network on a daily basis.

Train 300m

650K of the city’s residents will benefit from an LRT station located approximately 500 meters away.

Urban renewal

23k new housing units, business centers development and infrastructure projects to benefit from the LRT.


The LRT will be the backbone of the city’s public transportation network.

The Jerusalem LRT Network
Red Corridor Green Corridor Blue Corridor
Track Length (km) 21.5 20 31 (2.5 Underground)
Number of Stations 36 41 53 (3 Underground)
Number of Rectifier Rooms 17 19 13
Number of Junctions 84 89 68
Depot & Stabling
French Hill Depot:
Capacity - 71 vehicles
Neve Yaakov Stabling:
Capacity - 24 vehicles
Secondary OCC
Lot 25 Depot:
Capacity - 50 vehicles
Primary OCC
Malha Depot:
Capacity - 122 vehicles
Blue Line:
Secondary OCC
Rolling Stock
  • 100% low floor vehicles
  • Complex traction package for enabling ascent on 9% slopes
  • Doors on double-sided vehicles
  • Bi directional vehicles
Train Network map Map
The Blue line at a glance

The Blue Line will include about 31 km of new tracks, of which about 2.5 km will form part of an underground section with 3 stations. 

The Malha depot will serve as the main stabling facility for the 122 Blue Line vehicles and will include an OCC which will serve as a backup OCC for the Blue Line.

The line will connect to the main network OCC at the Lot 25 Depot.

3 Service Lines

Line 1: from the northern end of Ramot, one of Jerusalem's largest neighborhoods, through the major high tech and industry hub in Har- Hotzvim and and ending in Gilo

Line 2: from the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus in the north, through the city center, to the Malha industrial and leisure complex. 

Line 3: from the Hadassa Ein Kerem Medical center in the west to Talpiot/Armon Hanaziv in the east, passing through residential, industrial and business focal points. 


31 km
Passengers per day
Number of Stations
Including 3 underground stations
Underground Segments
2.5 km
Depot & Stabling
The Blue Line Tender

The Blue Line tender will follow a PPP scheme, similar to that of the J-Net, with the aim of optimising the advantages of each stakeholder.

All Blue Line vehicles will be stabled and maintained at dedicated depot and stabling facilities which will be constructed by the Blue Line Project Company.

Blue Line Infra 1 works are already underway, emphasizing the importance of this project to Jerusalem residents.


Train Station
Estimated Timeline

Issuing of the PQ

April 2020

Announcement of shortlist of qualified bidders

First half of 2021

Issuing of the RFP

First half of 2021

Selection of winning bidder and execution of the Agreement

First half of 2022

Issuing of NTP

Procurement Strategy

JTMT has developed a unique procurement strategy which optimizes the risk allocation between the private and public sectors, capitalising on the advantages and core capabilities of each sector.

This procurement strategy has been adopted by the Government of Israel in most of its mass transportation projects and was part of the Government of Israel Decision No. 1838 from August 11th 2016.


The owner of the project is responsible for the Infra #1 work

The contractor/project company shall execute Infra#2




Laying infrastructure for your success
The winning consortium will have all the project's infrastructure ready to go:

Detailed design


Preparation of infrastructure for the rails


Final geometry of the street

Construction Worker

Work and construction permits

Traffic Lights

Design of prioritization at traffic lights


Approved traffic arrangements

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 transportationExperience in operation and maintenance of LRT networks with hundreds of thousands of passengers per day
  • 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


Train Station
Train Station
Jerusalem: leading Israel’s public transportation revolution

Jerusalem – Israel’s capital and largest metropolis was the first to offer LRT services in 2012 to its residents and visitors; they have loved it ever since!


170K passenger trips per day

Train in Jaffa St

Jaffa Road is ranked 2nd most successful business street in Israel thanks to the LRT


Housing prices along the Redline route have risen by 60-80% over the past decade

About JTMT

Light rail Awards

The Jerusalem Transport Management Team was established by the Ministry of Transport and the Jerusalem Municipality and has been operating 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 consultants, 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 at the forefront of the minds of the members of the Transport Management Team - how to get to work, school, government offices and shopping centers in the most convenient way - and then 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.

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Time Line
Issuing the PQ
Announcement of a shortlist
Issuing of the RFP
Submission of proposals
Selection of a winner and execution of the agreement
Financial Close