The Red Line is the ‘backbone’ of the mass transit system, and passes through the most congested regions of the metropolitan area, serving the greatest number of passengers when compared with future lines to be constructed in the framework of NTA’s transit vision.
In the Red Line, the city train goes from the central station in Petah Tikva, through Beilinson Hospital, along Jabotinsky St. in Bnei Brak, and through Ramat Gan. The line continues to the Arlozorov train station, runs along Begin St. and near the Azrieli Center, from where it continues on to the south of the Kirya, Jerusalem Blvd. in Jaffa, and ends in southern Bat Yam. In the future there is a possibility for the line to be extended to Moshe Dayan interchange in Rishon Lezion.
The length of the line is 24km, 12km of which is in underground tunnels Elifelet Portal at Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv to Shenkar Portal at Geha Interchange.
The red line includes 34 stations along its route, with 24 above ground and 10 underground. The distance between above ground stations is 500 meters. The distance between underground stations - one kilometer.
The train traveling on the underground level has exclusive right of way in the tunnel (without crossing vehicles or pedestrians). This fact will allow for a high frequency of trains.