16.07.2012 26.Tammus. 5772
Launch of the line came four and a half years after it was originally planned.
Residents of Be'er Sheva, students at Ben-Gurion University and soldiers stationed in the south got welcome news with the dedication yesterday of a new high-speed train line from the capital of the Negev to Tel Aviv.
The launch of the line came four and a half years after it was originally planned. It also followed eight years of work on the Lod-Be'er Sheva line, so that the track now serves two fast trains an hour instead of one slow one. The project cost some NIS 3 billion and involved the upgrade of 93 kilometers of track, construction of dozens of bridges, and the building of three new train stations: Be'er Sheva North, Lehavim and Kfar Menahem….