Take the blue train?

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July 14, 2016 16:04

The municipality claims to have learned ‘many lessons’ from constructing the Red Line on Jaffa Road.




Jaffa Road

The municipality claims to have learned ‘many lessons’ from constructing the Red Line on Jaffa Road.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

In 2025, when a Jerusalemite who left the capital some time around 2016 returns for the first time, he might have some difficulty recognizing parts of his native city. But we are not there yet. For the moment, the amount of opposition and anger raised by some plans for the physical changes planned here may cause delays and perhaps even changes in the program.

Since last week, the plan for the route of the light rail’s Blue Line has been open to opposition, rejection or specific objections by the public, as legally required. Officially, the deadline for submitting objections is at the end of this month, but as city councilwoman Fleur Hassan-Nahoum (Yerushalmim), holder of the municipality’s transportation portfolio, pointed out to In Jerusalem, “Even after that, significant issues will still be heard.”

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