In the days before the fast train

The high-speed train connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is set to transform the demographics and character of the Holy City – offering both increased opportunity and threats to its traditional nature.

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September 9, 2015 16:03
The Jaffa-Jerusalem Railway

The Jaffa-Jerusalem Railway. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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In three years, the distance between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv will be radically shorter, as a high-speed railway will cut travel time to only 28 minutes – down from the current 45 to 90 minutes by car or bus, which are subject to unpredictable traffic.

This will inevitably affect the capital – and the big question is how.

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