According to Ministry of Transportation directives, soldiers in mandatory military and career military service are obligated to validate their personal soldier identification upon entering the train. In addition, IDF soldiers traveling via light rail without uniforms on the weekend, from Friday mornings until final service Saturday evening after Shabbat ends, as well as the evening before holidays and the final service after holidays end, are eligible to travel free of charge -- but must validate their personal soldier card in the validation machines on board the light rail.
Soldiers on reserve duty may travel free of charge on their mobilization/discharge days by exchanging the voucher they received from the IDF for a Light Rail ticket. The conversion must be performed in advance of the relevant mobilization/discharge day at the CityPass service center.
Non-paid military service / pre-military cadets / national service / service year volunteers
Soldiers serving non-paid military service, persons enrolled in a six-monthly pre-military program, national service volunteers, and service year volunteers are entitled to travel free of charge, however, they are required to validate a Rav-Kav card on entering the Light Rail.
In order to update the profile, qualified passengers must visit the company that issued the Rav-Kav, change to the appropriate profile, and load the card with the special travel contract.
If a passenger is eligible but does not have a Rav-Kav card, a Rav-Kav card can be issued free of charge and loaded with the special travel contract in the CityPass Service Center or any other public transport operator.
Please note that non-paid military servicepersons, pre-military cadets, national service, and service year volunteers must validate their Rav-Kav card on every ride and immediately upon boarding.
Police and police force employees are exempt from payment on the Light Rail, on condition that they have in their possession a valid police / police force employee card.
Police are not required to have a Rav-Kav card and are not required to perform validation.