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Local residents are unsure how to use the light rail, where to get tickets, and if it will help their daily commute

August 11, 2011 14:00
Jerusalemites have questions about the light rail.

Jerusalem light rail . (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem )

The 18 bus is crowded to the brim with people in the afternoon. Sweat forms on the passengers’ heads as they scramble to get around one another and into the narrow passage that makes up the bus. It’s standing room only, not a rarity on Jerusalem’s buses.

Mati Kaplan, 32, has worked in the shuk for several years and rides the bus everyday from his newly rented apartment in Baka into the city.


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