Carmelit

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Carmelit כרמלית
Carmelit.png
The New Carmelit 08-10-2018.jpg
The new Carmelit - Train No 1.
Overview
StatusIn service
OwnerHaifa Municipality
LocaleHaifa
TerminiCarmel Center
Downtown
Stations6
Websitewww.carmelithaifa.co.il
Service
TypeFunicular Subway
Services1
Operator(s)The Carmelit Haifa Company Ltd.
Rolling stock4 Von Roll (now Doppelmayr) funicular cars
2 per train
Ridership732,664 (2012)[1]
History
Opened1959
Technical
Line length1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Number of tracks1
Character1
Track gauge1,980 mm (6 ft 6 in)[2]Template:Discuss
Operating speed28 km/h (17 mph)
Highest elevation268 m (879 ft) above sea level

The Carmelit (Hebrew: כַּרְמְלִית‎) is the first rapid transit rail system in Israel. It opened in 1959 after three years of building. It was closed from 1986 to 1992 for renovations. The metro has only one line, which runs from the city's port level to Mount Carmel.

The system is named after Mount Carmel.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eyal Lerman (February 7, 2013). "זינוק של 20% בנסיעה בכרמלית" [20% Jump in Carmelit Trips] (in Hebrew). MyNet. Archived from the original on 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  2. Railway Station Lists

Other websites[change | change source]

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