City Notes: Two tunnels completed for Acre-Karmiel railway

Transportation Minister Israel Katz: “The railway lines that will open due to the new tracks will encourage residency and tourism in the Galilee, and will provide a real contribution to strengthening livelihoods.”

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The building of two new tunnels connecting Acre to Karmiel was completed last week, constituting a 4.6 km route that connects the east and west sides of Mount Gilon. In three years’ time, the tunnels will be used for the railway line between Karmiel, Haifa and the center of the country. The tunnels are part of a project of the Netivei Israel company to establish a 23-km. route that will connect Karmiel to the coastal railway line in Acre.

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