Jerusalem Light Rail Proposal – Israel

  • 14km light rail line with 23 stations
  • 160,000 passengers serviced per day
  • 80% reduction in local air pollution
  • 7km and 21km extensions ongoing
  • 6-minute train frequency

Light rail in Jerusalem is part of the city’s strategy to ease congestion and reverse the decline of some central areas. The network consists of one 14km light rail line (the Red Line) with 23 stations, which opened in December 2011. The Red Line is Israel’s first light rail line and carries 160,000 passengers per day. It has also reduced air pollution by 80% on Jaffa Road, a major street in Jerusalem. In 2018, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) tender phase began for the Design-Build-Operate-Maintain contract for the Green Line (21km) and the Red Line extension (7km). The Green Line will aim to connect the key points of interest in the city, including Hebrew University campuses, the zoo and the sports stadium. Planning permissions have also been approved for a third light rail line (the Blue Line) to connect the northern section of Jerusalem to the south.

North Star was approached by one consortium to oversee the production of the operations and maintenance (O&M) elements of the bid. We:

  • Established the ‘price to win’ strategy and governance for the bid, including the bid programme and management control tools
  • Developed an operations model with timetables, diagrams and rostering requirements, as well as a performance model including patronage forecasts
  • Produced a commercial risk assessment with solutions
  • Reviewed designs and provided O&M inputs
  • Created an organisation structure and resourcing plans
  • Delivered a technical operations and maintenance submission, comprising delivery plans and technical notes
  • Provided a pricing solution, including a financial model, record of assumptions and business case.