There are four new stations on the 54-kilometer route, with a 20-kilometer tunnel and a 5.6-kilometer bridge.
The Northern District Planning and Construction Commission has approved a plan for the railway line between Karmiel, the town of West Galilee, and Kiriyat Schmona, the town of Upper Galilee. Approval will come 11 years after the Israeli government decides to promote a plan to link Kiriyat Schmona to the National Railways network by extending the Karmiel-Haifa route.
The new line spans a 54-kilometer mountainous area with a 20-kilometer tunnel and a 5.6-kilometer bridge. The complexity of the project will drive costs to at least 20 billion NIS. The original plan required a high-speed link line that could accommodate trains up to 250 km / h, but eventually it will become a regular track that can accommodate trains up to 160 km / h.
There are four new stations on new tracks in the terminals of Karmiel East, Melom Hagalil, Hatzor Haglilit, and Kiryat Shmona. This line also accommodates freight trains.
Israeli Business News, Published by Gloves- en.globes.co.il -June 23, 2021
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Karmiel-Kiryat Shmona rail route approved
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