Look Out Here It Comes

Look out here it comes–

 

a Jerusalem light rail train is running on Jaffa Street near the Machane Yehudah market, the shuk.

In the city center, there are lines to fill out applications

for the photo ID cards to be used on the trains.

The test trains are getting longer,

 signs are up,

 traffic signals are ready,

orange barriers

have been removed.

 The once over-crowded and busy Jaffa Street is ready;

so quiet… it seems almost deserted.

The trains are running and the tickets are being sold, but no passengers are allowed on the trains yet.

When will it be a working system?

Will the crowds come back to the city center?

A new month is beginning, a new season, and possibly a new era.

Stay tuned…as the saga continues.

0 thoughts on “Look Out Here It Comes

  • May 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm
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    nice pics! keep up the gr8 work! hope the train starts soon!

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  • May 12, 2011 at 7:53 am
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    Please add my cousin in toronto to your web site. He only sends me gloomy/doomy e-mails about what CNN is saying or equally depressing. He needs RealJerusalemstreets.

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  • May 12, 2011 at 10:37 am
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    Of course, the train is taking longer than expected. It’s being built and will run on Jewish time. Love the pix.
    Ilene

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  • May 15, 2011 at 5:01 am
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    do you need a photo ID to ride the train? what will visitors and tourists do?

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    • May 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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      First we need the train to run with passengers, but good question. Should be similar to NYC subway where you need a metro card to get on and
      places at each station along the route to purchase a ticket for desired amount. Only in the beginning is it to be free or low price.

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