Today Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that the third line in Jerusalem’s light rail system – the blue line – has been approved by the municipality.
Spanning 20 km, the new line will run from the Gilo neighborhood through downtown Jerusalem and into Ramot. The second arm of the line will run through Malha, Emek Refaim, HaHen and Ramot.
The blue line joins the pre-existing red line and a previously reported green line of the Jerusalem light rail system.
Although no completion date has been provided, it can be speculated that because the current 13.9 km of light rail track took nearly a decade to complete, construction of the blue line may optimistically be completed between 2025-2030.