ISRAEL’s National Committee for Design and Construction of Infrastructure has approved a plan submitted by the Transport Ministry to extend the A1 Link by 2.8km from Jerusalem Navon station to the historical Khan station, the terminus of the Jaffa - Jerusalem line.

The extended line will serve two new underground stations: a new central station beneath Jaffa Road, providing interchange with the Red and Blue light rail lines; and a second close to Liberty Bell Park in the German Colony, which will connect with the future Old City cable car.

The objective of the project is to better distribute passengers in Jerusalem, especially in light of plans to increase frequencies on the A1 Link to 13 trains per hour in each direction between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem by 2040.

The 57km A1 Link from Tel Aviv Hahagana station to Navon in the north of Jerusalem opened in 2018. A project to electrify the line was successfully completed in 2020. The line offers a journey time of 54 minutes between Jerusalem Navon and Herzliya with 41 trains operating on this route every day.

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