Bus lines shut down amid inclement weather

February 19, 2015 12:14
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

As a result of the expected snow, Jerusalem night bus lines will not operate on Thursday night. The canceled lines include Egged's 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 480. 267, 260 and 267, as well as Kavim routes 115 and 284 and Egged Taavura lines 202 and 270.

Several bus lines in Safed have also been canceled beginning Thursday afternoon, including those from Bnei Brak line 980 beginning at 1 p.m. Trips on route 984 from 4 p.m. on have been canceled, as have those on line 979 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., the ministry said.

Israel Railways has reinforced routes from the Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh stations, operating one train hourly from 12 p.m. on, with room for 850 passengers, the ministry added. 

Netivei Israel-National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd. has completed its deployment of heavy equipment and made all arrangements necessary for their use with the traffic department of the Israel Police, according to the Transportation Ministry.  

The Transportation Ministry's Public Transport Authority arranged for buses in the North to be equipped with chain wheels. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Light Rail will operate on a "hot" rail line overnight Thursday, in order to maintain the mechanism's integrity amid freezing temperatures, the ministry added.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 20, 2018
Gunshots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkey, no casualties