As of December 21, it’s official: Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in 30 minutes

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train finally begins operations
December 22, 2019

After an 11-year delay, the new high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem began running on Saturday night, Dec. 21. The rail line cost approximately NIS 7 billion ($2 billion) to construct, with some estimates ranging as high as NIS 9 billion ($2.6 billion). The Jerusalem station is 80 meters underground, making it one of the deepest railway stations in the world. Travel time on the new route is 30 minutes—a third of the time taken by the old Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway line. READ MORE

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