Plenty Road track maintenance
Read 17-minute stories and join #onboardbookclub
E-Class trams on Route 11 & new passenger info displays - all part of improving Melbourne’s tram network
Infrastructure Tasmania boss Allan Garcia considers new bridge and light rail projects
Nalder finds light rail ‘unviable’
New East Brunswick tram terminus being built in second phase of Route 96 upgrade
Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses ACT light rail project as example of how to fund public transport
Man injured while working on light rail network in Sydney's CBD
Fuel cell tram framework agreement
Adelaide tram drivers to stop work
Tenders are to be called ‘soon’ for the construction of two more light rail lines in Jerusalem, following the municipality’s approval at the end of June of the alignment of the proposed Green Line and the start of the approvals process for the Blue Line.
The 19·6 km alignment selected for the Green Line starts in the Gilo district in the south of the city. It will pass the Binyanei-Hauma terminus of the A1 fast line railway, then cross the existing Red Line tram route and run to Mount Scopus. There would be 36 stops, and ridership is predicted at 200 000 passengers/day.
The 23 km Blue Line would run from the Ramot district in the northwest, through the city centre up to Talpiot and Gilo, with branches to Malkha and Mount Scopus. It would have 42 stops and ridership is predicted at 250 000 passengers/day.
Meanwhile, work is also underway to extend the Red Line north to Neve-Ya'akov and south to Hadassa Ein-Kerem.
‘I am happy to see that Jerusalem will go from having one successful light rail line to a network of three lines’, said Transport Minister Israel Katz after the approval of the Blue Line. ‘Light rail has significantly changed the city's transportation. We are just at the beginning; Jerusalem deserves a light rail system like in Europe.’
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.