A green environment in Haifa due to using an alternative, non-polluting means of transportation.
On the Carmelit site you can learn about the location of the Carmelit stations and the attractions surrounding it. Thus you can best utilize the many advantages the Carmelit has to offer over the other means of public transportation in Haifa and make the most of your stay in the city. About a million residents and visitors enjoy annually the convenience offered by the Carmelit, and what about you?
Green means of transportation
Whenever you travel by the Carmelit, and choose it over any other means of transportation you contribute to creating a greener environment in Haifa and the entire area. Utilizing various means of transportation, among them buses, taxis and of course private cars, contributes a lot to polluting the air around us. In recent years, increasing awareness of the subject matter led to upgrading and adjusting transportation vehicles aiming to reduce the quantity of pollution they create. Despite existing solutions, not all of us can afford to purchase a hybrid vehicle or other green solutions although we desire to contribute and maintain a green environment. Nevertheless, using the Carmelit ensures the selection of a green means of transportation, which contributes to maintaining a green environment.
How does the Carmelit operate?
Operating the Carmelit is carried out according the operation principle identical to operating an elevator. An automatic computerized system pulls the cars (moving on a track by means of wheels) by a cable extending from Gan-Ha’em Station, the highest Carmelit station. It is possible to independently control the riding track and stopping of the Carmelit both from the control room and the driver’s cabin. The Carmelit control room automatically controls all the Carmelit operation systems starting with the electricity system through the engines, the paddle wheels and the cars, and even the air-conditioning system of the various stations. Live transmissions from the cars and the various stations are constantly passed to the control room and the driver’s cabin by means of a closed-circuit transmission system.
Makes the difference
Due to the computerized operating system, and of course also the fact that it rides underground the Carmelit is considered an environment-friendly means of transportation contributing to creating a greener environment. About a million passengers use the Carmelit annually, each one also contributing to the preservation of the environment. Instead of riding in a more contaminating means of transportation, a longer distance, standing unnecessarily with a running engine in traffic jams, you can make use of the Carmelit. It connects between Carmel Center (a residential area, hotels and entertainment), through Hadar neighborhood (residence, commerce and business area) and Downtown (characterized as a business and tourism center which is being renewed), reduces the distance between them and the time of arrival as well the amount of environmental damage, thus maintaining a greener environment.
Riding the Carmelit offers the passengers many advantages in addition to maintaining a green environment. Riding the Carmelit is considered safer, particularly in light of the many dangers awaiting us daily on the roads. Add to it the calmness and serenity you gain thanks to avoiding unnecessary wait in traffic jams, the speedy arrival at your destination, and the cost savings. All these and others turn the Carmelit into a means of transportation favored by many city residents, visitors and tourists.
In one ticket you both contribute to maintaining a green environment and enjoy the many advantages the Carmelit ride offers. So before you leave home, it is recommended that you check if your destination is nearby one of the Carmelit stations. You may read on this site about the various stations, their locations as well as the attractions surrounding them, and easily plan the most attractive travelling route for you.