Red line – Light Train Tel Aviv
Construction of the eastern section of the light railway project, the “Red Line”, from the areas of Petah Tikva to Bnei Brak with a currently estimated Budget of 2 billion NIS.
The project includes:
the construction of a pair of 6.5 km tunnels each
The construction of two underground stations, Ben Gurion and Aharonovich.
Establishment of the Depot system
Establishment of launching zones
The red line will serve as the backbone of the HTTS system and will travel through the busiest areas of the metropolitan area and serve the largest number of passengers in relation to future routes that will be established within the framework of the NTA Transport Vision
On the red line, the city train will travel from the central bus station in Petah Tikva, through the Beilinson Hospital, along Jabotinsky Street in Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan. The line will continue to the Arlozorov train station, pass Begin Street and near Azrieli Center, from where it will continue to the south of the Kirya, Manshiya, Jerusalem Boulevard in Jaffa and end in South Bat Yam. In addition, the possibility of extending the line to the Moshe Dayan interchange in Rishon Lezion is being examined.
The length of the line is about 24 km, of which 12 km will be dug underground, from Manshiya / Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv to the Geha interchange.
The red line will include 34 stations, 24 of which will be aboveground and 10 underground where the distance between the ground stations will be about 500 meters and the distance between the underground stations will be about one kilometer.
The train, which will move on the underground level, will have an exclusive route right in the tunnel (without vehicles and pedestrian crossing), which will allow a high frequency of trains.
The frequency of the train journey during peak hours, in the underground section (from Manziyah to Petah Tikva – Geha Interchange), is expected to be one in every minute and a half. In the rest of the day the frequencies will be lower.
In the land route, the frequency at peak hours is planned to be one in 3 minutes..