Haifa-Tel Aviv train line likely to reduce crowding, and it’s only the beginning

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Haifa-Tel Aviv train line likely to reduce crowding, and it’s only the beginning
Estimated travel times from the expansion are 30 minutes from Haifa to Tel Aviv and vice versa, and 54 minutes from Nahariya to Tel Aviv.
By ZACHY HENNESSEY
Published: DECEMBER 23, 2021

The National Infrastructure Planning Council has moved forward with a plan to increase the rail infrastructure from Haifa to Tel Aviv, adding two additional rails and thereby doubling the current capacity for travel between the two cities. In addition, options for increased train infrastructure within Haifa are being discussed: among those options is a subway system that will enable quick travel between the stations in the city. Estimated travel times from the expansion are 30 minutes from Haifa to Tel Aviv and vice versa, and 54 minutes from Nahariya to Tel Aviv (cutting about 50 minutes off the current time).

“Going from wasting two hours a day on a train to one hour a day is an upgrade,” said Aryeh Aziz, a frequent commuter between Haifa and Tel Aviv. The decision to improve the north-south capacity of the rail system stands to vastly improve the quality of life for commuters in the North and Center of Israel. “By reducing travel time to an hour a day, that leaves you with an hour more to rest, spend time with your family, or do hobbies. With the amount of people who travel daily between Haifa and Tel Aviv, you are looking at a serious quality of life improvement for workers and soldiers.”

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