Against the background of talk and threats from right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties, the mayors of the Gush Dan metropolitan area continue to operate free public transportation on Saturdays, directly to Tel Aviv-Jaffa
. commuters every weekend. The system includes ten lines and more than 500 stations, and it allows travel to the city center and between the various neighborhoods during hours when regular public transportation is not active, taking into account the areas where Shabbat-observants live.
Also, the project allows residents to get around independently In addition, the service includes accessibility for people with disabilities, who can by prior arrangement receive an accessible ride service.
A pleasant service bus on the weekend. From the Tel Aviv Municipality's Facebook page (Photo: Guy Yehiali)
Kfar Saba will become the eighth local authority to join the project along with Givatayim, Hod Hasharon, Modi'in-Maccabim-Reot, Kiryat Ono, Ramat Hasharon, Shoham and Tel Aviv-Yafo.
The new line - 714 - will operate on the weekends, on Fridays starting at 6:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., and on Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m. until the afternoon hours.
The line will start its activity from the Ben Yehuda/Levi Eshkol station in Kfar Saba and will stop at about 20 stations along a length of 8 km inside the city of Kfar Saba, with a total length of about 30 km and will reach near the entertainment areas in the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo: Rothschild Boulevard, Dizengoff Street, the beaches, Tel Aviv Port and more.
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