Motorola Solutions has deployed a new digital radio solution for NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. (NTA) to provide safe, secure and reliable communications for Israel’s largest infrastructure project.
Spanning 24 kilometers with trains running every 3.5 minutes during peak hours, the Red Line is the backbone of the new Light Rail Transit network and the first of six new trains to service the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area.
The new communications system is based on the mission-critical TETRA standard and will connect teams working across 34 train stations on the Red Line, helping to improve efficiency, safety and resource management. The communications systems will also help to ensure swift collaboration between train crews and service staff at all times and locations, including the train system’s underground tunnels and stations.
As part of the contract, Motorola Solutions has also extended the existing nationwide P25 communications network used by public safety agencies in Israel to enable their frontline teams to communicate in the new tunnels and rail lines.
NTA is one of the main public transport providers in Israel and leads design and construction of the mass transit system for the Tel Aviv area. The new mass transit system is the largest and most complex transportation project to ever be executed in Israel. When complete, it will comprise three light train lines, three metro lines, over more than 248 stations and 250 km of railways and tunnels.
“Our extensive experience in serving the public transport sector throughout Europe and the Middle East has enabled us to support organizations to reach their goals for safety, efficiency and reliability of service,” said Avraham Ben-David, country manager Israel at Motorola Solutions.