Transport in Petah Tikva

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This article is about transport in Petah Tikva, Israel.

Roads[edit]

The bus lane on Jabotinsky Road, Petah Tikva (View from the Calatrava bridge)

Petah Tikva is enclosed by four highways - Geha Highway, Highway 5, Highway 40 and Maccabit Road (Highway 471, which to opened in November 2007). Highways 4 and 5 are freeways within Petah Tikva. Road 483 connects Petah Tikva and nearby Rosh HaAyin, and Road 4713 connects it with Kfar Sirkin.

Another major road and perhaps the main transportation artery of the city is Jabotinsky Road (Road 481), which connects Petah Tikva with Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv. It is one of the busiest roads in Israel and the Tel Aviv Subway is expected to go through its length.

Railways[edit]

Petah Tikva has two railway stations - the Segula station, which is located near the Yarkon Interchange and is separated from the rest of the city, and the Kiryat Aryeh station. Both stations are near industrial zones and mainly serve commuters from other towns who work in Petah Tikva, not Petah Tikva's own population.

A railway station existed in a more central area in Petah Tikva in the past, on the former Tel Aviv–Petah Tikva line. Citing the success of the Be'er Sheva Center Railway Station spur, a plan for a train station near the central bus station of Petah Tikva was included in the Israel Railways secondary expansion plan (post-2013).

Light Rail[edit]

Tel Aviv Light Rail
Petah Tikva
Central Bus Station
Pinsker Street
Orlev Street
Dankner Street
Beilinson Hospital
Rabin Medical Center
Shenkar Street
LRT Depot
Kiryat Aryeh
suburban rail
Em HaMoshavot Road
Highway 4
Petah Tikva
Bnei Brak
Aharonovich Street
Ben Gurion Road
Bnei Brak
Ramat Gan
Bialik Street
Abba Hillel Road
Ayalon Highway
Ramat Gan
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Central
Arlozorov Street
2000 Terminal
Sha'ul HaMelech Blvd
Yehudit Blvd
Carlebach Street
Allenby Street
Elifelet Street
Tel Aviv
Jaffa
Salame Road
Ben Tsvi Road
Erlich Street
Isakov Street
Baal Shem Tov Blvd
Jaffa
Bat Yam
Mahrozet Street
Ha'atzmaut Blvd
Rothschild Street
Jabotinsky Street
Balfour Street
Yoseftal Street
29 November Street
Ha'Amal Street
Nisanboim Street

The red line of the Tel Aviv Light Rail will pass through Petah Tikva as a ground-level light rail system, expected to be operational in 2014. It is planned to go through Jabotinsky and Orlov streets and works to expand the streets and create public transportation lanes started in 2005, and 2009 work on the first station of the light rail next to the Beilinson Hospital are in progress.

The depot of the The red line will also be located in Petah Tikva next to Kiryat Aryeh business park.

Buses[edit]

Kavim buses waiting at the Kaplan Terminal near the Beilinson Hospital.

A number of bus companies operate throughout the city, with numerous terminals. The Egged Bus Cooperative handles inter-city lines, the Dan Bus Company is responsible for lines from Petah Tikva to other cities in Gush Dan as well as to the West Bank (but not lines within Petah Tikva), while Kavim handles lines within the city.

The transfer of internal lines from Dan to Kavim was made in April 2006 amid severe opposition from Petah Tikva's residents.[citation needed]

The main bus terminal in Petah Tikva is the central bus station. Other terminals include the Sirkin Terminal, Beit Rivka, the Kaplan/Beilinson Terminal and the nearby mall, which is also a large transport hub. The main junctions of the city which serve as major inter-city bus stops are Segula Junction (roads 40/481), Ganim Junction (roads 40/483), Sirkin Junction (roads 40/4713) and Geha Interchange (roads 4/481).

In August 2009, Petah Tikva became the first city in Israel to deploy electronic signs on regular bus stations throughout the city. Six such stations were set up in the pilot run, and 50 are slated eventually.[1]

Petah Tikva Central Bus Station[edit]

Petah Tikva Central Bus Station

The Petah Tikva Central Bus Station, abbr. Petah Tikva CBS, is the main bus station in Petah Tikva, Israel. It serves Afikim, Dan, Egged and Kavim buses. It is officially located on Zeev Orlov St. 64 on one side and Zeev Orlov St. 75 on the other.

The Petah Tikva Central Bus Station has four platforms, each of which contains a multitude of small bus stations - two platforms are in an enclosed area to the side of Orlov St. and serve Dan and Kavim buses, while the other two platforms are on Orlov Street itself and serve Egged buses.

According to Petah Tikva's municipality, there are plans to renovate and rebuild the central bus station, due to its worsening conditions (a basic analysis gave it a 4/10). The station is considered polluted, and its passengers are exposed to rainfall and other weather conditions.[2]

The following buses stop at the Petah Tikva Central Bus Station. Many of their routes, especially Egged's, do not originate in the station but come from Tel Aviv.

Notes:

  • Most routes go both ways, but not all.
  • Some routes are tagged with alternate route - routes which are normally different, and don't stop at the Petah Tikva CBS, but do on certain occasions.

Egged[edit]

Line Route
396 Petah Tikva CBS - Eilat CBS (summer only)
159 Petah Tikva CBS - Camp Tzrifin (mornings only)
164 Petah Tikva CBS - Rehovot CBS
249 Petah Tikva CBS - Rehovot CBS
423 Petah Tikva CBS - Jerusalem CBS (mornings only)
551 Petah Tikva CBS - Herzliya CBS
561 Tel Aviv CBS - Kfar Saba CBS
571 Tel Aviv CBS - Kfar Saba CBS
627 Tzoran - Tel Aviv CBS
641 Tel Aviv CBS - Netanya CBS
642 Tel Aviv CBS - Netanya CBS (evenings only)
823 Tel Aviv CBS - Nazareth Illit
841 Tel Aviv CBS - Kiryat Shmona CBS
921 Tel Aviv CBS - Haifa Hof HaCarmel CBS

Afikim[edit]

Line Route
81 Ra'anana - Kedumim Giv'at Shalem neighborhood (alternate route)
89 Immanuel - Bnei Brak
181 Kedumim - Petah Tikva CBS
185 Petah Tikva CBS - Etz Efraim
186 Ariel - Tel Aviv CBS
189 Immanuel - Bnei Brak
386 Petah Tikva CBS - Ariel University Center of Samaria (alternate route)

Dan[edit]

Southern section of the Petah Tikva Central Bus Station - Orlov Street (Egged platforms) are on the right, while Dan and Kavim platforms are in the center.
Line Route
49 Petah Tikva CBS - Tel Aviv University
50 Petah Tikva CBS - Tel Aviv CBS (alternate route)
51 Petah Tikva CBS - Tel Aviv CBS
66 Petah Tikva CBS - Tel Aviv Carmelit Station

Kavim[edit]

Line Route
7 Rosh HaAyin Cemetery Terminal - Petah Tikva Basel Mall
17 Petah Tikva CBS - Rosh HaAyin Cemetery Terminal
21 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva CBS
23 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva Beit Rivka
24 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva Beit Rivka
25 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva CBS
30 Petah Tikva CBS - Beilinson Hospital
31 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva CBS
41 Petah Tikva CBS - Kiryat Matalon neighborhood
45 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva Electricity Company
53 Petah Tikva CBS - Hadar HaMoshavot neighborhood
67 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva Sgula Train Station
76 Petah Tikva CBS - Or Yehuda
78 Petah Tikva CBS - Or Yehuda
83 Petah Tikva CBS - Sdei Hemed
84 Petah Tikva CBS - Mazor
85 Petah Tikva CBS - Shoham
87 Petah Tikva CBS - Tel HaShomer
89 Petah Tikva CBS - Nahshonim
91 Petah Tikva CBS - Kfar Sirkin
99 Petah Tikva CBS - Petah Tikva CBS

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yosef-Zada, Einav (August 26, 2009). "Don't Know When the Next Bus Is? Ask the Station!" (in Hebrew). Mynet. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  2. ^ Check on Central Stations: Third world levels Yediot Ahronoth, 9 March 2007 (Hebrew)