Dear passengers,

Starting March 20, 2015, a new transportation arrangement – “Stored Value” – will be added to the present transit arrangements (monthly free pass, multi-ride ticket, etc.).

The new transit arrangement will allow passengers to commute in the metropolitan area easily and efficiently.

New Transportation Arrangement – Stored Value

In the upcoming days, a new transportation arrangement will enter into effect in the Haifa Metropolitan Area – Stored Value. This transportation arrangement is already used in the center, and it is a monetary amount the passenger charges on his Rav Kav card to use as necessary.

What is Stored Value?

  • A transportation arrangement that allows you to store monetary value on your Rav Kav card.
  • The Stored Value arrangement can be used for any ride you need to make throughout the Haifa Metropolitan Area.
  • It allows free travel and transfer for 90 minutes on the Metronit and buses.
  • You keep all present benefits.
  • Stored value can replace a multi-ride ticket or substitute charging several transportation arrangements under different tariffs.
  • Stored value is valid on Metronit and bus lines.

Important information

  • You can buy a “Stored Value” arrangement in specified fixed amounts: NIS 30, NIS 50, NIS 100, NIS 150 and NIS 200.
  • Discount is given through the addition of monetary value to the Rav Kav card. For example:
    • A passenger with a normal profile, who pays NIS 30 for charging, will have 37.5 Stored Value units charged automatically, since he enjoys a 20% discount in Rav Kav for purchasing multi-ride tickets.
    • A passenger with senior citizen profile, who pays NIS 30, will have 60 Stored Value units charged automatically, since he enjoys a 50% discount on travel.

This means that in each charge, monetary value is added to the amount paid in reality, in accordance with the passenger’s eligibility.

  • Since when charging, the value the passenger is entitled to, in accordance with his or her profiler, is added, when validating, the full tariff for that ride will be deducted from the Stored Value.
    • For examine – a senior passenger who validates an inner-city ride in the Krayot area, out of a Stored Value arrangement, will have NIS 5.8 deducted, rather than NIS 2.9, since he already received the discount when charging.
  • A passenger who charged Stored Value, and has NIS 10 remaining there, and again charges Stored Value, will have the new amount added to the previous balance, i.e. to the current NIS 10, so that there will only be one contract defined as “Stored Value” on the Rav Kav card.
  • You cannot charge a “Stored Value” arrangement of more than NIS 400.
  • Similarly to youth / normal multi-ride tickets that allow selecting the number of people for validation, there will be a multiple validation option when using Stored Value, too.

For your convenience, the table below demonstrates how much value will be effectively charged on the Rav Kav card, in accordance with the charged amount and the passenger’s profile:

Charge Amounts in the Stored Value Arrangement

Fixed amount for charging

Value effectively charged on the Rav Kav card


Extended Student, Senior Citizen, Youth

National insurance eligibility, Student 33%





















The discount is received when charging the card.

When validating, the full ride tariff will be deducted from the Stored Value.

Validation in case of a Stored Value transit arrangement:

Like with any other transit arrangement, you can validate using all platform stands.

At the charging stands (TVM / CLM) – after inserting the Rav Kav card into the machine, select “Choose Transit Arrangement for Validation” on the main screen, select a Stored Value contract, and follow the instructions.

At fast validation stands (validators) – you can validate Stored Value in only two cases:

  • When only Stored Value is charged on the Rav Kav card, and your destination is within the same tariff area validation is performed, i.e. – if you are in Haifa, and you are travelling within Haifa, you can validate using the validator. In these machines, you have a selection option. The validator will automatically deduct an internal trip within that area, and therefore if I validate using the validator an internal trip to Haifa, and suddenly I decide to continue to the Krayot, I will have to get off the Metronit and revalidate.
  • In a transit trip in the 90-minute period (which is not the first trip), i.e. – if you have already validated on the Metronit or bus, but now you are changing to a different Metronit, you can use the validator to validate. However, if you have not yet validated, you must define where you are travelling, which is only possible with those machines that have a selection option, meaning TVM or CLM.
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