High-Speed Train Linking Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport, and Jerusalem to Launch in 2018
Service on a new railway line that will connect the cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as well as Ben Gurion International Airport is set to commence in March 2018.
The line, which has been under construction in various stages since 2001, will carry passengers from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport Railway Station in 20 minutes and to Tel Aviv HaHagana Railway Station in 28 minutes. The airport’s railway station is located on the lower level of Terminal 3.
The electric-powered trains will travel at speeds of roughly 125 mph (200 km/h) and will operate six days a week (the trains will not run on the Sabbath). The system will reduce the commute between the two cities from one hour and 15 minutes to less than half that.
“The Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high-speed rail will revolutionize the public transportation system in Jerusalem and is an integral part of the capital’s strategic development,” said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in a statement earlier this year.
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