The double-track line will have 63 bridges, five tunnels totalling 9.5km and eight stations. Two types of passenger services are envisaged: an express service taking about 2h 30min to cover the 350km from Tel Aviv to Eilat and a stopping service. Passenger traffic is estimated at 3.5 million journeys a year. The line would also carry freight such as phosphate, potash and imported cars.