The Light Rail Route in Gabash

Yonina Sakols

purple_462x480The Givat Shmuel Municipality is opposed to the light rail Purple Line route, with the concern that the train may pass too close to the residents of Ramat Ilan.

The Municipality of Ramat Gan also filed a complaint about the light rail line that would pass a few meters from the windows of residents creating noise and air pollution during the construction. The Ramat Gan Municipality also argues that the construction will decrease asset value if the track is built near homes.

Last Thursday the State updated that a new route for the Purple line is being considered. The NTA, Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd, says they are examining the complaints. It is still uncertain if the state will offer a new route to benefit the residents of Ramat Gan alone or also the residents of Ramat Ilan.

The current Purple Line will start at the Arlozorov train station and will branch into two in the region of the Sheba Medical Center, the north branch will go through the streets Refael Eitan and Anna and Max Web (Right by Bar-Ilan University). The southern branch will continue through the Tel Hashomer army base to Yehud.