One Year After Launch, Jerusalem Express Train Finally Arrives in Tel Aviv
On Friday, Israel’s national train company announced a successful test drive on the electric train route connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, just 12 months after its launch as a partial route that only gets as far as Ben Gurion International Airport
Israel’s national train company Israel Railways Ltd. announced Friday it has completed a first trial ride on the 57-kilometers-long electric train route connecting Jerusalem’s Yitzhak Navon station and Hahagana station in southern Tel Aviv.The test drive comes one year after the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv express electric train, in the making since 2001, was launched as a partial route that only gets as far as Ben Gurion International Airport, 19 kilometers southeast of Tel Aviv. Since its launch in September 2018, the partial route has been plagued with malfunctions and interruptions of service.
Responding to Calcalist’s request for comment, a spokesperson for Israel Railways said last week that the issues addressed in the letter have since been resolved.