High-speed train line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to open in March

Israel's Transport Minister Israel Katz said Tuesday the new, high-speed train line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, will begin to operate as early as two months from now.
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The long-anticipated express train line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is expected to become fully operational in March, Israel's Transport Minister Israel Katz said on Tuesday.

The new line should cover the 54-km distance in 28 minutes, significantly shortening the amount of time it currently takes to travel between the two biggest Israeli cities. The existing train line, which goes around the mountains, gets from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour and a half.

According to Israel News Company, the line will be free of charge for the first three months.



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