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8 Jun 2009

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Haaretz [Israel]

Jerusalem rail operator jumps ship, Tel Aviv group isn't even responding

In a body-blow to the future Jerusalem light rail, the French company Veolia, which was supposed to run the train system after its construction, is abandoning the project...Veolia not only wants out of running the future train; it's trying to sell its 5% stake in Citypass, the light rail consortium...Veolia has had to contend not only with...delays and difficulties...but with political pressure at home as well. Two months ago a French court heard a lawsuit by a pro-Palestinian group, demanding that the light rail project be halted. The organization based itself on an article in French law that allows the court to void business agreements, signed by French companies, that violate international law.

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Veolia withdraws from Jerusalem light rail - involvement had been criticised by human rights orgs.

Veolia & Alstom lawsuit (re Jerusalem rail project)