On Rothschild Boulevard in tel Aviv established model metrotramvia, which will serve the «red line» in gush Dan. The slightly shorter model of this tram, whose length will be 70 metres.
Everyone will be able to climb into the cabin of the tram. It will be open to visitors daily from Sunday to Thursday, from 15:00 to 22:00. Hours are on Fridays from 10:00 to 16:00. In the period of Sukkot — 10:00 to 22:00.
The press service of the Ministry of transport notes that in spite of traditions to use to test models of inexpensive raw materials, the tel Aviv model is assembled from materials of improved quality. Supplier — a Chinese company CRC, known as one of the largest manufacturers of rolling stock in the world.
Speaking about this significant for Israel event, Minister Yisrael Katz said: «the Arrival of the wagon model of the tel Aviv metrotramvia in Israel is an important stage of the project.» Katz explained that this sample will be used to verify the suitability of the car to metrotramvia and making the necessary changes in anticipation of mass production of rolling stock, which is scheduled for next year.
At the ceremony Yisrael Katz said that the project «red line» is moving ahead according to schedule, and even ahead of schedule. Katz recalled that the introduction of the red line into operation is scheduled for 2021.
According to the project, the length of the «red line» metrotramvia will be 24 km, and it will pass through the most loaded point of the gush Dan. On the line will be opened 34 stations, of which 10 will be underground. During peak hours, the headway will be a few minutes.
Media noted that the ceremony of installing the model tram on Rothschild Boulevard, the mayor of tel Aviv Ron Huldai addressed to the Minister of transport with a request to provide metrotramvia on weekends and holidays. However, Yisrael Katz responded that currently make it impossible.