The Blue Line – and the blues

The plan to run a new light rail line along Emek Refaim Street is not sitting well with many residents and shop owners.

May 28, 2016 01:51
4 minute read.
Mesila Park

A model rendering of how Mesila Park would look if the light rail was routed through there, with the train running south toward Oranim Junction and space left for cyclists and those on foot.. (photo credit: JERUSALEM TRANSPORT MASTER TEAM)


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


Urbanism and development are often synonymous with great turbulence in daily life – massive roadwork, noise, dust and a change in many habits and, in the end, the feeling that all these changes have left too many behind. Such a situation is developing in the form of concern, worry and even some anger among the residents of the German and Greek colonies, Baka and Katamon, affecting residents and businesses alike.

Last Tuesday, about 200 residents attended a meeting at the Ginot Ha’ir local council on Emek Refaim Street to hear about the planned second line of the light rail, the Blue Line, which is slated to pass through those neighborhoods.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content