Has the wait of Jerusalem residents for light rail service to begin finally come to an end?
(Translated from Hebrew)
Arutz 7: The First Stage Trips Will Be Free
Trips on the light rail will be free in the first stage of operation. "The decision was accepted out of a desire to be oft benefit to Jerusalem residents as a period of adjustment."
Uzi Barukh, 16 Menahem Av 5771
Citipass, the company holding the tender for the Jerusalem light rail, will begin operations this Friday. During the first phase trains will operate in a trial run structure with passengers....
(Tip Credit: Cosmic X in Jerusalem)
I guess we will find out on Friday.
Be prepared for a total revamping of the Jerusalem bus lines, to reduce the traffic on Agrippas Street and elsewhere. The new bus lines are already listed on the newly posted maps at each light rail station.
Most buses will carry passengers only as far as the nearest light rail station, encouraging light rail travel, and reducing the number of buses running parallel to the light rail.
It does not appear that neighborhoods which are far from stations, such as Har-Nof, Har Homah, Gilo, and Ramot, will be significantly impacted.
IsraelNN.com: Israel on Track to Change Transportation Map with TrainsThis piece seems to have significance, only due to claims by Transportation Minister Yisra'el Ka"tz that train service will improve the housing situation. Actually, this is just a confirmation of previously announced plans for lines connecting...
The Transport Ministry has mapped plans to revolutionize the country with new train tracks in the Galilee and Tel Aviv suburbs.
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 16 Menahem Av 5771
The Transportation Ministry has mapped plans to revolutionize the country with new train tracks in the Galilee and Tel Aviv suburbs, moves that also may help solve housing problems....
Akko with Karmiel and Qiriyath ShemonaHigh speed service between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv via Modi'in and Ben-Gurion Airport is expected sometime around the year 2016.
Haifa with Afula, Beth Sha'an, and possibly into Jordan
Ashqelon with Be'er Sheva, through Ofakim, Netivoth, and S'deroth
Be'er Sheva with Arad, and a separate line to Eilat
Hetzliya with Ra'anana and K'far Saba, completing a loop through Petah Tiqwah to Tel-Aviv
For now, I will settle for getting to the Shuq and the center of Jerusalem by light rail.
See you on Friday!