The government of the State of Israel, through NTA and in cooperation with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, is currently establishing three light rail lines that will operate in the city from 2022 and will provide high-standard public transportation for the state's citizens and visitors.
The light rail network is expected to be fully operational in 2027 and will connect the cities of Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Herzliya, Petah Tikva, Givat Shmuel, Kiryat Ono, Yehud-Monson, Or Yehuda, Bnei Brak, Bat Yam, Holon and Rishon Lezion to Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Light Rail Lines
The Red Line
will pass through the busiest areas in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and will serve the largest number of passengers compared to the lines that will be established later.
The length of the Red Line is 24 km, of which 12 km is in a tunnel that will be dug underground, from Elifelet Street in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek neighborhood to Shenkar Street in Petah Tikva near the Geha Interchange. The Red Line will have a total of 34 stations: 24 at ground level and 10 underground.
The Green Line
will pass between the northern end of Har Zion Street (Levinsky Garden) and the north of Ibn Gvirol Street at the junction with Nordau Boulevard.
The line connects the southern parts of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area (Holon and Rishon Lezion) with the northern parts (Herzliya) through Tel Aviv, and allows access to employment centers in Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv University, Holon, Rishon Lezion and Herzliya Pituach.
The length of the line is about 39 km, and there will be 62 stations along it, including 4 underground stations in the city center: Karlebach, Dizengoff, Rabin Square and Arlozorov.
The Green Line has several encounters with the other lines of the light rail: with the Purple Line at the Levinsky station and at the Arlozorov station (in Tel Aviv); the Red Line at the Karlebach station (in Tel Aviv); and Israel Railways at Moshe Dayan Station in Rishon LeZion, Holon Junction and Tel Aviv University Station.The Purple Line
is planned to connect the eastern areas of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area to the city center and will pass entirely at ground level. The total length of the line is expected to be about 27 km, it intersects with the green and red lines and is connected to two stations of the Israel Railways.
The line consists of a central route that begins at the Savidor train station and continues through the streets: Arlozorov, Ben-Yehuda, Allenby, Aliya, Lewinsky, Haganah, Derech Hashalom (Tel Aviv), Derech Aluf Sadeh (Givatayim-Ramat Gan), Aluf Sadeh and Sheba Interchange.
From the Sheba Medical Center area, the line splits into two arms:
The northern one - you will pass through Rafael Eitan (Ramat Gan), Katzir (Kiryat Ono) streets, crossing Road 471, Anna and Max Webb (Ramat Gan) along Bar Ilan University and Jabotinsky St. (Givat Shmuel).
The southern one - beginning in the area of the center of Sheba Hospital, continuing on Road 4612 planned to Road 461 (Lod Road), heading east along Road 461 in the area of Or Yehuda and Yehud-Monosson to the end of the road on Road 40, Bnei Atarot Junction (planned HaTayasim Interchange)Photo Credits: Kfir Sivan, NTA