Carmelit

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Carmelit.png
The New Carmelit 08-10-2018.jpg
The new Carmelit - Train No 1.
Overview
TypeFunicular Subway
StatusIn service
LocaleHaifa
TerminiCarmel Center
Downtown
Stations6
Services1
Ridership732,664 (2012)[1]
Websitewww.carmelithaifa.co.il
Operation
Opened1959
OwnerHaifa Municipality
Operator(s)The Carmelit Haifa Company Ltd.
Character1
Rolling stock4 Von Roll (now Doppelmayr) funicular cars
2 per train
Technical
Line length1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Number of tracks1
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 sea 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. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  2. Railway Station Lists

Other websites[change | change source]

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