The new Carmelit - Train No 1.
|Operator(s)||The Carmelit Haifa Company Ltd.|
|Rolling stock||4 Von Roll (now Doppelmayr) funicular cars |
2 per train
|Line length||1.8 km (1.1 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,980 mm (6 ft 6 in)Template:Discuss|
|Operating speed||28 km/h (17 mph)|
|Highest elevation||268 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.
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Media related to Carmelit at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Carmelit information (in Hebrew). Also available on the municipality's site.
- Map of Carmelit route and area around it Archived 2006-08-22 at the Wayback Machine (in English)
- Pictures of Carmelit stations and cars Archived 2014-03-28 at the Wayback Machine