21.03.2011 15.Adar ll, 5771
The plan calls for a double 23-kilometer track to be laid parallel to Highway 85, linking Acre and Carmiel; Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that he wants the line to eventually extend to Kiryat Shmona.
Two weeks after issuing the first tender to revive the legendary Jezreel Valley railway, a second project of the "Netivei Israel" plan to link the north and south with the rest of the country is already underway. On Thursday, the Israel National Roads Company (formerly the Public Works Department, known by its Hebrew acronym "Ma'atz" ) issued its first tender for construction of a rail line linking Acre and Carmiel. Train service between the two northern cities is slated to commence in five years.
The plan calls for a double 23-kilometer track to be laid parallel to Highway 85, linking the cities. Approved by the government last year for a total estimated cost of NIS 2.8 billion, the project will include two new train stations, at Moshav Ahihud (in the Western Galilee ) and at the entrance to Carmiel, and the construction of several bridges and tunnels….