Jerusalem Railway Station Grand Opening

Threats from Syria and Iran prevail in the headlines.

The Iron Dome has been moved to the north. 

Civilian air space in northern Israel has been closed.

In the days before aviation,

it was the railway that connected to Jerusalem to the north. 

With the advance of air travel and opening of the modern Malha Station,

Jerusalem railway station before renovation

the historic Jerusalem Railway Station was closed

and for years, at best,

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 it was a showcase for colorful graffiti on boarded windows.

But this week in Jerusalem, Israel, the old railway station has reopened,

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along with Milton’s Way, a walking and biking path

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that finally emerged from behind the construction fences.

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There is still more work to be done, 

trail on old railway line

but the 8 kilometer trail is coming to completion.

new location for wedding photos

First station is already a new site for wedding photos,

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even as it is getting ready to roll.

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The new Old Jerusalem Railway Station was lit up last week,

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for a grand opening party.

After years 

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of neglect,

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and construction

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 that seemed endless at times, 

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at last 

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the end of the railway and trail renovation is in sight.

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Some interiors still have to be renovated,

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but the main plaza is looking good

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and the bike racks are ready.

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It will be some time until walkers have any shade from the sun, 

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but even at mid-day the trails are already in use.

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The Jerusalem Railway Station is to be open on Shabbat

with mostly non-kosher restaurants.

 After this major face lift,

First Station is set to be the new major tourist attraction in Jerusalem.

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