Jerusalem’s light rail system opens to the public after years of delays

19.08.2011                      19.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Jerusalem’s light rail system opens to the public after years of delays

Inauguration postponed no less than four times due to funding problems, lack of staff, compatibility issues, and safety issues.

After eight months of trial runs and years of delays the Jerusalem light rail service is set to start running Friday morning, with travel on the trains to be free for the first two weeks.
When Ehud Olmert, who was Jerusalem mayor at the time, initiated the project in 1995, he declared: "Within about five years a light rail [system] will be established in the city center."…