Jerusalem light rail strike continues into second day

By MELANIE LIDMAN
October 17, 2011 08:33

 
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Jerusalem's light rail drivers continued their unexpected strike into a second day Monday morning, demanding a wage increase.

Late yesterday, the municipality, which alongside train officials was surprised by Sunday's strike, appealed to the Jerusalem Local Labor Court to force the drivers back to work. The labor court is expected to decide on Monday.

Buses have been increased and a free shuttle is operating along the light rail tracks.

In other transportation news, the Old City is closed to private cars due to the large number of visitors for the holiday of Succot. There are free shuttles from area parking lots.

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