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Tel Aviv Metro - Red Line

Dr. Sauer & Partners provides services as Checking Engineer for the design of all underground tunnels (NATM & TBM) and Cut and Cover structures.
Estimated cost: Commencement:
April 01, 2011
Completion date:
26 Harokmin St.
Tel Aviv
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Geology description:

The geology comprises predominantly sand and cemented dune sands called Kurkar, but also clay.

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Bid cost: Final cost:
$3 billion USD
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Tunneling under:

The Red Line will link the most congested areas of the city of Tel Aviv, operating along 24km and serving 34 stations. The light rail trains will run above ground as well as through a tunnel section of 11km length, connecting ten underground stations. Excavation of the twin tube tunnels will be undertaken by TBMs. The tunnels will be connected by cross passages spaced at a maximum distance of 250m. Station boxes will be constructed using diaphragm walls and piles. The Red Line should start its operation by 2021 and transport 70 million passengers per year.

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Galei Gil Shaft to be used to launch TBMs