Superbus (company)

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Superbus (Hebrew: סופרבוס‎‎) is an Israeli bus company, which provides intercity and urban service in Beit Shemesh, Afula, Tiberias and Yokneam.

About[edit]

Superbus buses

The company is equally owned by companies like the Limited and Auto Iris Travelers Yeruham Limited. The company owns 140 buses and employs about 200 employees in three branches - Afula, Yokneam and Jerusalem . The company owns three parking garages, two garages and service offices in the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, and in Afula. The company also operates special trips to Jerusalem employing about 20 drivers who operate 16 minibuses and 4 full-size buses. In addition, the company also operates specialty lines to transport students.

Superbus was formed in 2000 to participate in auctions for the privatization of public transportation in Israel's whose goal was to lower prices and break the monopolies of the Egged Bus Cooperative and the Dan Bus Company . In 2001 the company was awarded a tender to operate the Ramla - Lod and Matityahu transportation clusters, replacing Egged on May 6, 2002.

All Superbus services accept the Rav-Kav smart card as payment, which operates on the rest of public transportation in Israel, beginning with the Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem corridor lines from 2008, and the Ramla-Lod-Matityahu from 2011.

In 2007 it was published that Superbus won a tender to operate public transportation in Bet Shemesh and the Jerusalem corridor[1] in spite of its low quality of service and the large number of complaints filed by passengers against the company.[1][2] A lawsuit was filed by Connex and by Illit, after which a final decision was taken in favor of Superbus.[3] The company began operating these lines in January 2009.[4]

In early 2009 the company began operating lines in Beit Shemesh and the Jerusalem corridor. Since the summer of 2011 the company began to operate a night line.

In 2013, Superbus lost the Ramla-Lod-Matithahu tender to the rival Kavim bus company.

In March 2014, Superbus won the tender for cluster the valleys which includes the cities: Afula, Migdal Haemek, Beit Shean, Yokneam Illit, Kiryat Tivon, Daliyat al-Karmel-Isfiya and Tiberias, Superbus began first in the Yokneam area in December 2014, then in Afula in March 2015, and in Tiberias in July 2015.

Beit Shemesh[edit]

The vast majority of bus routes within Beit Shemesh are operated by Superbus, as well as a similar majority in intercity routes. The company recently took over these routes from the Egged who now operates only a very limited service in the city.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Idan Yosef (2007-12-04). "Superbus won a tender to operate Bet Shemesh lines" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ Beni Barak (2003-10-03). "Survey: The number of complaints against taxi drivers increased significantly" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ Idan Yosef (2008-03-03). "Superbus will operate lines in Bet Shemesh and the Jerusalem Corridor" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  4. ^ [1] from the official website