Arriving in time, comfortably and safely to any destination - the solution lies in using the train as means of public transportation that can ease the congestion on the roads, reduce the number of accidents and improve the quality of life.
Investment budget of Israeli Railways for the years 2003-2008 is an important and central part in government plans to accelerate economical growth, through massive investment in infrastructures and closing the distances between the periphery and the center. The company's program for the next 5 years features heavy emphasis on investments in the southern region, expressed in establishment of new lines and stations and in restoration and upgrading of the existing ones.
The result is improvement in the service to the residents through increase in the frequency of the trains and building of modern stations to serve the passengers.
Third rail track in the Ayalon: In order to increase train traffic capacity in the Tel-Aviv Center - Tel-Aviv South segment, which currently is a bottleneck in the increase of trains frequency of the general national grid, the company ads third rail at this segment.
Project termination date: second quarter of 2006.
Status: in execution
Doubling the Naan - Beer-Sheva line: doubling the tracks at the segment, including route improvement between Kiryat-Gat and Beer-Sheva, and building the stations of Kiryat-Malachi and Lehavim.
Route: 77 km.
Termination date: Fourth quarter of 2009
Status: in execution.
Doubling Lod - Naan line: doubling the tracks, straightening the route and building a railway station in Ramla.
Route length: 10.5 km.
Termination date: First quarter of 2008.
Status: in execution
Ashkelon - Beer-Sheva line: building of a double-track line connecting the Lod - Beer-Sheva track to Ashkelon - Erez track. Includes railways stations in Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim.
Route length: 70 km
Termination date: fourth quarter of 2009.
Status: in detailed planning
Rishon Le Zion - Bney Darom track: building of double track between Rishon Le Zion West (Moshe Dayan) to the Bney-Darom junction and stretching the track from Ayalon South toward connection with Ashdod - Ashkelon track, including railway station in Yavne West. Track length: 16 km.
Termination date: Fourth quarter of 2009.
Status: in detailed planning.
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