The $US 1bn project includes five stations, of which Kfar-Yehoshua, Kfar-Baruch, Afula, and Beit-Shean are in various stages of completion. The fifth station at Haifa Lev-Ha-Mifratz over the existing station on the Haifa - Nahariya line will be constructed soon.

The double-track line, which will be used by both freight and passenger trains, partially follows the alignment of the historic Hedjaz railway.