Western Wall plaza
Western Wall plazaHodaya Keleman/TPS

The Jerusalem Ministry will operate free transportation from central Jerusalem to the Western Wall every night, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

The route will operate between 1:30a.m. and 4:30a.m. each night, from Saturday night until Friday, and it will be funded by the Jerusalem Ministry, through the Company for the Development of East Jerusalem.

Trips leaving from the Western Wall will depart at 1:30a.m., 2:30a.m., and 3:30a.m., and the route will pass by Zachs, Eretz Hefetz/ Havivat Harel, Bar Ilan/Shmuel Hanavi, Yirmiyahu/Minhat Yitzhak, Sarei Israel/Torah Mizion, and Binyanei Ha'uma.

Trips leaving to the Western Wall will depart at 2:00a.m., 3:00a.m., and 4:00a.m., and will leave from Binyanei Ha'uma, passing by the bus stops Sarei Israel/Hashmona'im, Yirmiyahu/Minhat Yitzhak, Bar Ilan/Zefania, Shmuel Hanavi/Fishel, and Zachs/Shmuel Hanavi, before arriving at the Western Wall.

Kikar Hashabbat quoted Jerusalem Minister Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism) as saying, "The Western Wall, the remnant of our Holy Temple, is a focal point for visits during all hours of the day, and it is a merit for us to allow the public to comfortably visit the site even at night. This is another blessed activity of the Jerusalem and Israel Traditions Ministry, as part of the plan to bolster the area of the Old City."

The Ministry added that the plan is currently being piloted, and if demand increases, the Ministry plans to expand operations in order to meet demand.