About Tevel Metro

Tevel is a joint subsidiary of Egged (51%) and Chinese companies Shenzhen Metro and CCECC. Tevel was established as a strategic decision to expand Egged's activity in the Israeli mass transit industry in general, and the light rail sector, to become Israel's leader in this field.

Tevel – the Tel Aviv LRT Red Line operator

Tevel won the NTA (urban transit lines), Red Line operation bid in 2017.
The bid states that Tevel will be responsible for operating the Red Line for a period of ten years from the line's launch date, with an option for a six-year extension.
The proposal also states that Tevel Metro will be allocated five years for organization before the expected commencement date of operations in 2021.

Tevel is responsible for the following, among other areas:

  • Recruiting and training a team of 300 professionals to operate the line
  • Closely following the construction of the Red Line
  • Getting ready to operate the line
  • Absorbing the cars and performing test rides
  • Ongoing operation of the line as prescribed in the directives of the Ministry of Transport
  • Complete responsibility for the administration and commercial areas
  • Customer Service
  • Supervising and overseeing implementation of the maintenance agreement for the cars
  • Providing emergency services
  • Managing the 27-acre rail depot, including the parking lot, service and maintenance facilities
  • And more…
The entire project is valued at nearly US$ 4.25 billion, spread over 15 years.
Huge parking lots will be erected along these LRT routes, with a capacity for 10,000 cars, based on the Park & Go concept.

Facts and figures

  • Operations expected to start in 2021
  • Total line length – 15 miles
  • 34 stations:  24 street level stations, 10 stations underground
  • The railcar will go through five cities: Petah Tikva, Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv-Yafo and  Bat Yam
  • 70 million people are expected to use the LRT every year
  • Expected frequency: 3-6 minutes
  • Tevel Metro will operate this line
  • The company will employ a team of approximately 300 people