Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested Israel’s new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv on Thursday, but much work remains before it is fully operational. Netanyahu joined Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on the ride from a newly built train station in Jerusalem’s city centre to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv. That portion of the route is due to open on Tuesday, but trains will not yet be able to reach Tel Aviv itself or other locations. Travelling at speeds up to 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, the ride from central Jerusalem to the airport will take 21 minutes — half the time it takes to drive there in normal traffic…READ MORE
JERUSALEM POST Overdue and incomplete: High-speed Jerusalem rail opens partially Seventeen years after construction began on the high-speed railway line from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will officially inaugurate the long-awaited route on Thursday – or, more precisely, part of it.