Israel to open fast rail line 30 March

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Israel to open fast rail line 30 March

Postby John_Perkowski » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:07 am

By most of the world standards, Israel distances are short. If you've ever been there, though, there's definitely a need for quality, modern inter urban rail serving Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport, and Jerusalem.

it will happen at the end of March. 100 mph service.
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Re: Israel to open fast rail line 30 March

Postby lpetrich » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:41 am

Tel Aviv–Jerusalem railway - Wikipedia -- it will be electrified, something not surprising with all its tunnels. It will also be Israel's first intercity electrified line, beating the ether electrification efforts.
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Re: Israel to open fast rail line 30 March

Postby flexliner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:55 pm

Hey guys
living here in Israel - i will believe it when i see it.
few weeks ago i drove by one of the areas where the line passes and unless i missed it
i did not even see that they had strung the wires.................yet.

i suppose they could run with diesel engines till the wires are up.
that is if the tunnels are well ventilated.
all trains here have a double ended loco on one end and a cab type car probably with a small HEP generator
and about half a car of seating on the other.
(save for the remaining IC3 DMUs)

and they plan to open the eve of Passover.
they may be biting off more than they can chew
what with all the "labor pains" that come with opening a new line
and huge huge vacation crowds on Passover.

I will try to grab a ride on one of the early days and report back.
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