The Tel Aviv Light Rail
Hebrew: הרכבת הקלה בתל אביב
Information sources: Wikipedia, Globes & Ha’aretz
Sunday 2nd, August 2015 saw the beginning of construction on the new Tel Aviv Light Rail. Construction is expected to last for 6 years and during that time, you can expect major traffic jams in and out of Tel Aviv, from Netanya to Ashdod. In some areas, the Light Rail will run underground and will be made up of 8 different lines/routes.
- The Red Line will run from Petah Tikva, Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv–Jaffa and Bat Yam. 33 stations, 10 of them underground will connect this route
- The Green Line will run from Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Holon, Rishon LeZion. 58 stations, 5 of them underground will connect this route
- The Purple Line will run from Yehud, Or Yehuda, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Kiryat Ono, Giv’at Shmuel, Petah Tikva. 56 stations, will connect this route
- The Blue Line will run from Rehovot, Nes Ziona, Rishon LeZion. 40 stations, will connect this route
- The Yellow Line will run from Ra’anana, Kfar Sava, Hod HaSharon, Herzliya, Ramat HaSharon, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Holon.
- The Brown Line will run from Ramle–Rishon LeZion.
- The Pink Line will run from Kfar Sava, Ra’anana, Herzliya
- Details of the Orange Line are not yet available
The Red Line is the only line that is currently under construction. This 22km line will have 33 stations
Red Line Stations
Nissenbaum, HaAmal, Kaf Tet BeNovember, Yoseftal, Bar Ilan, Balfour, Jabotinsky, Rothschild, HaAztmaut, Machrozet, HaBaashat, Issakov, Erlich, Ben Tzvi, Salame, Elifelet, Allenby, Carlebach, Yehudit, Shaul HaMelech, Arlozorov, Abba Hillel, Bialik, Ben-Gurion, Aharonowitz. From Aharonowitz, one branch continues to Shenkar, Rabin, Beilinson, Dankner, Orlov, Pinsker, Petah Tikva Central Bus Station (Terminal); another continues to Em HaMoshavot and the Kiryat Aryeh Maintenance Depot.
- The Red Line only, is expected to transport 200,000 commuters per day – that is about 70 million per year.
- The estimated cost of construction of the Red Line is 16 billion shekels.
- Current project completion date – 2022
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