The number of monthly passengers jumped from 224,000 on December 20 2019 to 395,000 on January 21.
Israel Railways (IR) is currently operating 30 trains per day per direction on the A1 link. The journey time from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv with one intermediate stop at Ben Gurion Airport is 32 minutes, and 34 minutes in the opposite direction. This is slightly longer the originally planned time of 28 minutes.
IR is accelerating electrification works in Tel Aviv in order to reach Tel Aviv Hashalom, Tel Aviv Savidor/Central, and later Tel Aviv University and Hertzliya stations.