Work Completed On Israel’s Longest Tunnel

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israel-tunnelIsrael’s longest tunnel was completed yesterday after 22 months of work, Globes reports. The tunnel forms part of the Yerushalayim Tel Aviv fast rail link and extends 11.6 kilometers in the Yerushalayim hills between Mevaseret Zion and Nachal Yitlah. Work will soon start on a second parallel tunnel of the same length to take trains in the other direction.

The tunnels form a substantial part of the 57 kilometer rail link between Tel Aviv and Yerushalayim via Ben Gurion airport. A new station is under construction at the western entrance to Yerushalayim. The entire project costs NIS 7 billion.

When completed the trains will travel at an average of 160 kilometers per hour and journey time between Tel Aviv and Yerushalayim will be 28 minutes. At peak times there will be four trains per hour and the line will carry 4 million passengers annually.

The project includes 5 tunnels totaling 37 kilometers and 8 bridges totaling 6.5 kilometers.

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{Matzav.com Israel}

5 COMMENTS

  1. If timed right it may be faster and easier to take a train to tel-aviv then get a bus or cab to other parts of the country (Bnei Brak, etc.) I realize it might not be cheaper but the buses can sometimes take a long time and cause car-sickness for those that don’t travel well.

  2. The contrast between Israel and the Ishmaelite or the Jews because that will just raises should be publicised by means of all the press favorable to the Jews and not to the enemies of Israel ieNYT
    because that will raise their rnvy

  3. The contrast between Israel and the Ishmaelite or the Jews because that will just raises should be publicised by means of all the press favorable to the Jews and not to the enemies of Israel ieNYT
    because that will raise their envy

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