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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Railway - Construction Continues

The Transport Ministry in Israel has provided an updated on the progress being made on the development of Jerusalem's future Inter-City Train Station.  As the work continues an 80 meter underground shaft has been dug.

In addition work will  begin in 2 months on the construction of an 11.5 km underground tunnel after two international mining machines have arrived in Israel.

Video explanation of the building of the tunnels in Jerusalem for the new Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Railway - Israel National News

The new intercity railway which will see 30 minute train journeys between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has been a priority of the Transport Minister, Israel Katz.

The railway line which will be 56 miles in will include 5 tunnels and 10 bridges, will cost $7 billion to construct and is expected to be completed by 2017.

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