The Red Line

The Red Line of Dankal is the backbone of the mass transit system in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, passing through some of the most densely populated areas in Israel

  • 234,000Daily passengers
  • A Train every 3.5 minutes
  • 2022Opening year

Line progress

  • August 2015 Demolition of Maariv Bridge
  • February 2017 Start of the tunnel excavation
  • April 2019 start of railway laying
  • November 2019 Arrival of the first vehicle
  • February 2021 Electrification and systems
  • June 2021 First trial run

Red line stations

The red line connects five authorities: Petah Tikva, Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv-Yafo and Bat Yam, with 34 stations, of which ten are underground. The distance between the underground stations is about 500 meters, and the distance between the underground stations is about one kilometer.

  • line length24 Km
  • stations34
  • cities5

More about the line

General Information

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.