We have collected several public transit changes that are worth getting to know about this week.
Pay for your Light Rail ride with Moovit!
Starting this week, you can pay for Light Rail rides (Cfir) in Jerusalem via Moovit. After completing a short registration process for the service, you will be able to validate rides straight from the app, easily and quickly! (More details about joining the service can be found here ).
New guidelines for passengers returning from abroad
Starting Sunday, November 28, as part of the new regulations on all of those returning from abroad, there will be new guidelines regarding their use of public transportation operating from Ben Gurion Airport:
- There will be no bus/train pick up of passengers from Ben Gurion Airport. Drop off at Ben Gurion Airport will still be available
- Service taxis (Moniot Sherut) will operate with an occupancy of up to 50% for a joint trip to one residential address
- For those working in the Ben Gurion Airport area, there will be shuttles operating as a replacement for public transit
- Flights from Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport will land at Terminal 3, and from there a free shuttle to Savidor Central station will operate
Service lines for passengers returning from Taba, Egypt
In accordance with Corona’s Cabinet guidelines for those returning from abroad that are required to stay in quarantine, and therefore are not allowed to travel by public transit or board a domestic flight from Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport, several service lines to main cities will operate until December 6.
The lines will operate from the Taba border to Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Beer Sheva. Haifa and Jerusalem will have 2 daily trips on weekdays at 14:30 and 18:00. There will be 7 daily trips to Tel Aviv, with a stop at the Sarah Interchange in Beer Sheva at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00, and 20:00. On the weekend, the lines will be operating in a limited format. More details and timetables of the lines can be found here and at Egged *2800 service center.
Riders on these lines are required to wear a mask. The buses will stop for refreshments in open areas and not at gas stations and the final destination of the rides in the city centers, will not be at central stations used by the buses in public transport. Passengers are required to prepare to complete their journey to their home independently through pick-up by private car or taxi.
We remind you, that in accordance with the Ministries of Health and Transportation guidelines, it is mandatory to wear a face mask on every ride and not use any public transportation line if having illness symptoms.
The Moovit team