MembersExpress Train Finally Begins Service

It is with great disappointment that the residents of Jerusalem continue to wait for an express train connection to Tel Aviv.

By Michael Selutin |
Train
Photo: Yossi Zamir/FLASh90

Construction on the rail line began in 2005, but delays and budget increases have repeatedly postponed its opening. Still, an important milestone was finally reached in September of this year: the portion of the line from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport opened for service. That section alone cost an incredible $2 billion, but it does fulfill the promise offering passengers significant time savings in reaching the airport. Driving from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion by car takes 40 minutes, but the train will get you there...

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