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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Fast Train Line Between Airport and Jerusalem to be Stopped

"As of now, the Jerusalem-Ben-Gurion train line will be stopped: the train has hit an animal. A short while ago, the train, which was traveling from Ben-Gurion Airport to Jerusalem, hit an animal that had crossed the route, and about 120 passengers were identified in the train cars.
The passengers are waiting for the problem to be solved. An alternative locomotive will drag the train and its passengers to the Navon-Jerusalem station.
It is known that the Jerusalem-Ben Gurion Airport line has suffered from a series of recurring mishaps since its opening. At times, the train does not operate at all or does not arrive in Tel Aviv due to several delays.
This, despite assurances from Minister of Transport, Yisrael Katz, that it will operate fully until Sukkot [1] 2018. One of the worst occurrences was when 150 passengers were stuck in a tunnel along the route […]".

▶️ Source: Kol Hair
0202 Editor's Note:
[1] Commonly translated as Festival of Tabernacles (traditional Ashkenazi spelling Sukkos/Succos) also known as Chag HaAsif (חג האסיף), the Festival of Ingathering, is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh month, Tishrei (varies from late September to late October).

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