Not such a light start for Jerusalem's light rail

CITYsights: Despite initial problems, the capital's new train system has become a hot new attraction for residents and visitors alike.

October 26, 2011 12:40
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Jerusalem light rail

Jerusalem light rail 311. (photo credit: iTravelJerusalem)


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The country's first light rail began operating a few weeks ago in Jerusalem, after years of waiting, and many delays along the way. Since there have been problems coordinating with the city's traffic light system, the light rail is not fully operational. That's why the public is welcome to enjoy a free ride on the train for now.

During the High Holidays, the train was a hot attraction, drawing many residents, families, visitors from all over the country and tourists who came to check out the light rail in the capital. This caused overcrowding and very long lines. A number of attendants had to ensure that the doors of the light rail would close before trains would make their way through the stations. is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do , places to eat  and places to stay in Jerusalem.

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