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Old December 27th, 2017, 09:25 PM   #61
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The same folks who killed Yitzhak Rabin are naming train stations after Donald Trump.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 10:19 PM   #62
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The same folks who killed Yitzhak Rabin are naming train stations after Donald Trump.
Let's not go down this road, please. I only posted this political article 'cas it contained some relevant information on the project.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 02:05 AM   #63
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Naming a station at the holiest site in the world after a man who embodies the antithesis of Judaism
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Old December 28th, 2017, 07:28 AM   #64
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Other eponymous rail stations in Israel

Kfar Saba-Nordau - Alexander Kostyuk - security guard, terrorist victim (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kfar_S...ailway_station)

Haifa-Hof HaKarmel - Shaul Raziel - railway executive (source: https://www.rail.co.il/en/stations/h...rmel-(razi-el))

Haifa Merkaz - hashmona (eight) - eight railway workers killed due to a rocket during the 2006 Lebanon war (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haifa_...ailway_station)

Rishon LeZion - Moshe Dayan - Israeli military leader and politician

Rehovot - Ehud Hadar - railway executive (source: https://www.rail.co.il/en/stations/rehovot-(e-hadar))
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Old December 28th, 2017, 06:33 PM   #65
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Small note: while the announcement is cool, and I also got the impression that the ministry is serious about this extension, according to the latest multi-year work plan released by the ministry, construction will start in 2024 (I think). Even if they want to expedite the process, just re-planning the whole thing (previous plan had a different extension in mind) will take a few years.

Also: Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan station isn't named after Moshe Dayan, it just shares the name of the place (Moshe Dayan Street). This is different from those other stations actually named after people. You can also add Tel Aviv Savidor Central and Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon to the list.
The comment about Rabin is just silly of course.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 07:51 PM   #66
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Also: Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan station isn't named after Moshe Dayan, it just shares the name of the place (Moshe Dayan Street). This is different from those other stations actually named after people. You can also add Tel Aviv Savidor Central and Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon to the list.
That's right, a few stations are named after streets/junctions and not directly after people (Moshe Dayan station, Hod HaSharon Sokolov station).

One station I forgot to mention is Ashdod Al Halom, which was named after military leader and railway exec Moshe Brill Bar Kochba.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 05:04 PM   #67
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I love this country! Israel all the way
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 06:06 PM   #68
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The thing is that there is no single worldwide accepted definition for what is high speed rail. For Europe check out the definitions of the EU and UIC here. Other countries can differ.
I had to learn the hard way, that my en.wikipedia.org edits were reverted or modified, if I added 200 kmh lines to sections dealing with high-speed railway articles. I was told, that everything below 250 kmh and of 160 kmh upwards might better be called higher speed rail.

In Israel, there is no confusion about the definition of high or higher, because the allowed top speed (design speed) is 160 kmh. Therefore it is always to be considered a higher speed railway line.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 08:56 PM   #69
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You only call it high speed because it's much faster than the old line. It's sufficiently fast for this small distance, but it's also understandable why wikipedia wouldn't allow to call it high speed. There need to look from a global perspective.
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Jerusalem A1 fast line opening date announced

ISRAEL: The newly built A1 fast line to Jerusalem will open on March 30, Transport Minister Israel Katz has announced.

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/i...announced.html
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Old January 16th, 2018, 03:46 PM   #71
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Old January 21st, 2018, 04:36 PM   #72
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Test Drive with Complete Train



First test of a complete electric train with coaches on the most Eastern part of the new A1 railway Jersualem-Tel Aviv has been completed a week ago. Katz, Minister of Transportation has promised that the new railway to the capital will be opened on Passover eve at the end of March 2018. He suggests that diesel locomotives will be used in the initial phase. "I hastened the Israel Railways to shorten the timetable for completion of the project, while maintaining maximum safety," Katz said. It could be that the electricity work is not completed at the scheduled time. In case diesel locomotives will replace the electric locs for the time being, there are safety problems in the use of diesel fuel in the tunnels, which raises the risk of using combustible materials.

The railway line to Jerusalem includes a double track of 56 km. The project included the mining of five tunnels with a total length of 38 km and eight bridges with a total length of 7.5 km. The line passes through a tunnel length of 11.5 km - the longest in Israel - and a bridge about 100 meters high, the highest bridge in Israel.
The Uma Railway Station at the entrance to Jerusalem will include two light rail stations, taxi stations and a parking lot with more than 1200 parking spaces. Insiders fear that in the first few months of the operation there will be difficulties in the interface between the railroad underground station and light rail and the buses.



The experience of traveling on the first electric train is quiet and smooth from the standard used by the passengers of the Israel Railways until now. Passengers feel less vibrations than with trains powered by diesel fuel. The quiet journey is felt mainly at the entrance to the tunnels on the way to Jerusalem. When the electric train arrives at the polluted stations in Tel Aviv, it will save passengers waiting on the platform a lot of noise and soot.

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