Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 Technology

Jerusalem Light Railway Finally Launched


The much anticipated Jerusalem Light Railway has finally been launched. Last week the first passengers were able to try the very quiet, efficient and eco-friendly ride.

It would be interesting to note that the first section out of seven is called the red line and it runs from Bat Yam, located in the south, to Petah Tikva, found in the northeast.

The line features 23 stations, ten of which are found underground. Currently the ride is free of charge. This is because during the opening of the railway the electronic ticket system crashed and in order to avoid delays, the developers decided to make a gift to everyone willing to try the new means of transportation. The free ride will be available until the system will be repaired, reports WorldArchitectureNews.

It is worth mentioning that the construction of the railway started back in 2002 and the first test began in 2010. The project has been delayed several times and is expected to be fully functional by the end of the year.

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