14.03.2011 08.Adar ll, 5771
Public pressure campaign launched against Israel Railways to sink train tracks in massive local project.
The city of Haifa and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) launched a public pressure campaign against Israel Railways on Sunday urging the national railroad to sink the train tracks through the city underground.
Israel Railways is planning a massive project to convert its trains to run on electricity rather than fuel. While the project includes 420 kilometers of track, there are seven kilometers in the lower city of Haifa along the coast, where the municipality and SPNI object to the placement of electricity poles spaced as little as 20 meters apart….