We have collected several public-transit updates that are worth knowing 👇
🔜 Reduced public-transit fares
Starting February 1st, public-transit fares (buses and trains) will be reduced by an average of 2.5%, according to new guidelines of the Ministry of Transportation.
The new fares will be rounded to the nearest half-shekel and accordingly, changes will apply to the urban single-ride tickets. For example, a single ticket in Ashdod will cost 3.5 Shekels instead of 3.7 Shekels and a ticket in the Tel Aviv cluster will cost 6 Shekels instead of 5.9 Shekels. Find out more here.
👴 Eligibility for Senior Citizen profile
Starting February 1st, the age of “Senior Citizen” rider profile will be adjusted according to the Senior Citizens Law and will stand on 67 for men and 62 for women. Note that passengers who have already issued a “Senior Citizen” profile in advance will continue to enjoy a 50% discount on public transport and that the new guideline is relevant for newly issued profiles starting February 1.
🚧 Changes and improvements to public-transit lines in Tel Aviv-Yafo
Due to construction works of the light rail and additional works on Arlozorov, Ibn Gvirol, Ben Yehuda and Dizengoff streets, starting next Friday, January 29, there will be changes in traffic that will include diversion of many public transportation lines in the area. The works are expected to last between 6-9 months. Schedules and routes will be updated in Moovit closer to the date of the changes and additional info can be found here.
📃 General public-transit guidelines
- Service Hours – On weekdays and Saturday evenings public transportation lines (except Israel Railways) will operate as usual. Israel Railways continues to operate only between Sundays-Thursdays
- Ride payments on public transportation – on buses, cash payment is not allowed, with the exception of Judea and Samaria residents, visually impaired assistants and senior citizens. Payment can be made via Moovit app and Rav Kav. CLICK HERE to register for payments via Moovit
- Israel Railways Entry Voucher – For every ride in Israel Railways, an entry voucher must be issued in advance. Please note – if your route is affected by the works mentioned above, you must select the final destination station according to the closure. More details can be found here.
We remind you, that in accordance with the Ministries of Health and Transportation guidelines, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in every ride and not use any public transportation line if having illness symptoms.
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The Moovit team