Down the tracks

Get a picturesque and historic view of Jerusalem by riding the light rail from end to end.

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August 16, 2012 15:40
Passengers on the light rail

Passengers on the light rail 521. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
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Soon after the light rail began operating in Jerusalem, I found myself sitting on the train next to a tourist from Jamaica. After asking me all kinds of questions about the sites visible from the windows, she told me that she was taking the train from one end to the other to get a feel for Jerusalem.

She certainly had the right idea. For while the light rail in other cities is mainly a vehicle for transportation, the Jerusalem Light Rail provides riders with a window into thousands of years of the city’s rich and turbulent history.

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