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Carmelit כרמלית
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The New Carmelit 08-10-2018.jpg
The new Carmelit - Train No 1.
Overview
Status In service
Owner Haifa Municipality
Locale Haifa
Termini Carmel Center
Downtown
Stations 6
Website www.carmelithaifa.co.il
Service
Type Funicular Subway
Services 1
Operator(s) The Carmelit Haifa Company Ltd.
Rolling stock 4 Von Roll (now Doppelmayr) funicular cars
2 per train
Ridership 732,664 (2012)
History
Opened 1959
Technical
Line length 1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Character 1
Track gauge Error: gauge specification "1980 mm" not known
Operating speed 28 km/h (17 mph)
Highest elevation 268 m (879 ft) above sea level

The Carmelit (Hebrew: כַּרְמְלִית) is the first rapid transit rail system in Israel. It opened in 1959 after three years of building. It was closed from 1986 to 1992 for renovations. The metro has only one line, which runs from the city's port level to Mount Carmel.

The system is named after Mount Carmel.

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