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Old December 17th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #101
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It was, but lets please keep the thread more or less on topic. I'm sure a lot of people have their problems with Israel, but here is not the place. Thanks to all the people who posted nice and/or constructive comments. To those who have something bad to say and it doesn't relate to Israel's highways, please do not post in this thread.

Some more projects which are currently U/C:

Carmel Tunnels

This is a major infrastructure project whose purpose is to allow direct access to eastern Haifa, Haifa Bay, and the Kerayot (basically suburbs/satellite cities of Haifa, which bring the total population of the region to around 900,000). This project is essentially a bypass of the congested and old downtown Haifa. The project consists of bridges, interchanges, and two 4.7 km tunnels (Wikipedia).



Ashdod-South Interchange

A new interchange on Highway 4 that will serve as the southern entrance to the city of Ashdod, and also to connect the road with the train station:

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Old December 17th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #102
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Entrance to a tunnel on the new Highway 417 (Makabit), which was featured on this thread at the beginning of the previous page:



Highway 6:

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Old December 20th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #103
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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #104
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We've had loads of pictures of Tel Aviv's Ayalon motorway on this thread. This one however (courtesy of Wikipedia) gives a good view of the railway lines going down the center. I have been travelling to work by train since the new line to Modiin was opened at the beginning of September. Not only does it save money, it also puts me in a good mood every morning and evening seeing all the cars stuck in traffic while I pass them in the train

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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #105
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Old January 20th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #106
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A few updates.

Ein Hakore Interchange (Highway 431 and Highway 42) U/C:
A new bridge apparently has opened there.







Extension of the railway in the Ayalon Highway corridor to Rishon Lezion U/C:





Access road to a new train station:
The new road doesn't exist yet, but the sign warns that construction is starting.

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Old January 20th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #107
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Hi Cat,


The third railway line along the Ayalon corridor has been open for some time. They want to build a fourth line but have nowhere to put it. Various solutions are possible, but all would be very expensive. Also, Tel Aviv Hashalom station (underneath the Azrieli Center) only has three platforms and building a fourth one would be very difficult in the space available.

The new railway line you mention is the extention of the Ayalon line to Rishon Lezion. The Ayalon road (20) has been open as far as Rishon for some time (at least a year, since I used to drive a long it to work sometimes, when I worked in Rishon) but parts of it are still under construction.

The railway line is set to open in 2010, I think. It will include four new stations, as well as a fifth platform at Tel Aviv Hahagana (Tel Aviv's southmost station) which is being built now. The bridge over the Ayalon road in your picture extends all the way into the station now.

I don't know what the last picture in your posting is.

What we have had no pictures of, BTW, is the truly enormous work going on outside Modiin. Here, Roads 431 and 1 will meet at the Anaba Interchange, as well as the trains to Modiin and Jerusalem (new fast line set to open in 2011) from Tel Aviv. On Google Earth you can zoom out to about 40 miles and you can still see it.

This is Google Earth from 11,000 feet. On the right you can see the new Paatey Modiin railway station, which was opened in September:



Here are some more pictures from the contractor's website:







Incidentally, I have been thinking about opening a new thread on Israeli railways in the Railways forum. The railway system here is quite small still, but it is expanding very rapidly and is becoming very useful and popular with commuters (despite the fact that they moan about it a lot!). I use it every day to go from Modiin to Herzliya. Does it sound like it warrants a separate thread there?

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Old January 20th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #108
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The construction of the motorway between somewhere east of Tel Aviv to Be'er Sheva is a construction one can actually see from the International Space Station, which is at 350 - 460 km altitude.

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Old January 20th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #109
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The construction of the motorway between somewhere east of Tel Aviv to Be'er Sheva is a construction one can actually see from the International Space Station, which is at 350 - 460 km altitude.
Interesting. That must be the southernmost sections of Road 6. Part of it is already open, the rest is supposed to open in about 6 months.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #110
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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #111
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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #112
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Hi all,

Just a quick explanation - the above picture, posted by Hebrewtext, is an enormous bridge currently under construction also just outside Modiin, but on the other side of Modiin to the pictures I posted earlier, between Modiin and Jerusalem.

It is actually a rail bridge, part of the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem line currently under construction. It crosses Road no 3 near the Latrun Interchange.
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oh well, I suppose it's a quicker way to drive tanks and missile-launchers around
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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #114
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The new railway line you mention is the extention of the Ayalon line to Rishon Lezion. The Ayalon road (20) has been open as far as Rishon for some time (at least a year, since I used to drive a long it to work sometimes, when I worked in Rishon) but parts of it are still under construction.
Thanks, I corrected the title of the picture. I used the title from the Tapuz forum (that's also where all pictures are taken from), but I also found it strange, as I know that technically there are three railways in the Ayalon. Perhaps they meant that the third railway is being extended into the new station, but I don't know.

This is why I would like you to contribute more to this thread, since you know much more than me. I don't even live in Israel.

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Incidentally, I have been thinking about opening a new thread on Israeli railways in the Railways forum. The railway system here is quite small still, but it is expanding very rapidly and is becoming very useful and popular with commuters (despite the fact that they moan about it a lot!). I use it every day to go from Modiin to Herzliya. Does it sound like it warrants a separate thread there?
Well, if you think that you can contribute interesting information to such a thread, then of course, why not? The rail system in Israel can never be very big due to the country's size. However, perhaps it's not a bad idea to combine Israel Railways and the Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Haifa light train (LRT) systems into such a thread. This way the thread will have more substance, and I know there are many pictures available for some of these LRT projects (such as the Jerusalem line).
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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #117
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oh well, I suppose it's a quicker way to drive tanks and missile-launchers around
Of course, look carefully at the pictures and you will see countless tanks stuck in traffic jams on the motorways throughout Israel. But the missile launchers are the worst. They clog the right-hand lanes on the major motorways, causing major delays.
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Of course, look carefully at the pictures and you will see countless tanks stuck in traffic jams on the motorways throughout Israel. But the missile launchers are the worst. They clog the right-hand lanes on the major motorways, causing major delays.
Yes. I stopped driving my tank to work when I couldn't stand the traffic any more. Actually the public missile launchers are a great improvement.
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