Track 431 will be part of the suburban rail system surrounding Gush Dan, and an important
link in both the suburban and national railway systems.
Thousands of people commute from the suburbs around Tel Aviv-Jaffa into the city every day, resulting in heavy traffic and long commutes. This train line will connect the southern part of the Gush Dan area (Rishon Letzion, Ness Ziona, Ramle, Beer Yaakov and Rehovot) and Modi’in. It will be constructed on the strip along Highway 431, between the Moshe Dayan Station and Pati Modi’in stations. The project includes a direct connection to the fast line to Jerusalem.
The project includes a double track along its entire length .The eastern part of the project includes three railway interchanges, nine bridges, a tunnel and the Ramle South station. The western part includes a 3.5km bridge, a tunnel under the Mevo Ayalon Interchange, a tunnel under Rabin Street in Rishon Letzion and a new railway station “Meuyan Soreq” station.
Main challenges of this project include special integration on a very dense strip resulting from multiple tracks and various systems (drainage, communication and electricity), crossing major roads and busy rail tracks, implementing exceptionally long bridging segments and implementing a train station and three-level parking lot in a very tight area. In addition, a shallow tunnel needs to be constructed in the sandy soil under the Mevo Ayalon Interchange.