The Dan bus company has announced that it has stopped running nine central lines that until now operated on Saturdays, reports 'www.local.co.il'. The company will now run those lines only after the end of the Sabbath. According to the report, the affected lines run through Gush Dan and the central Tel Aviv area, and include lines traveling to Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital and Ramat Gan's Sheba (Tel Hashomer) Hospital. A Dan spokesman said the decision was based on economic reasons, as there were too few passengers on Saturdays for the lines to be viable. But Meretz Knesset member Ran Cohen has asked Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz to act against the decision, saying it is problematic for those needing to travel by public transport on Saturdays. Meanwhile, the city of Tel Aviv has begun operating its new City Tour bus line, modeled on municipal tour buses in other metropolises, reports 'www.local.co.il'. The tour bus, which will cost just NIS 10 through March, allows passengers to take a panoramic tour around Tel Aviv and to disembark and re-embark at will at any of the stations on the route. Some of the sites included are the port, the promenade ('tayelet'), the Eretz Israel Museum, Jaffa, Kikar Rabin, and the University of Tel Aviv.