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Old January 25th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #121
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The following three pictures were taken by me in the summer of 2005. This is the road around the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) in the north of Israel.







On the last picture one can see the beginning of the Golan Heights.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #122
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A night-time video of a motorway in Israel. I'm not sure what motorway it is, but sounds like Highway 2 from the conversation at the end, although I may be wrong.

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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #123
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Ayalon Freeway (20) northbound in Tel Aviv.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:11 AM   #124
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Oh wow this is one of the best highway videos I've seen of Israel on Youtube. I wish there were more.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #125
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Me too...
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 01:18 PM   #126
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Ayalon Freeway (20) northbound in Tel Aviv.
Nice video. It was filmed on a Friday, so that's weekend traffic. On weekdays I prefer to see that road from the train that goes down the middle of it, rather than from behind the wheel of my car.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 07:34 PM   #127
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Friday is weekend over there?
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:49 PM   #128
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Friday is weekend over there?
Well, not really, it's the "pre-weekend", similar to many other countries, but in Israel, Sunday is a regular working day (the first working day of the week), and the only real weekend is just Saturday. Generally, Israel has a 6-day working week, but on Fridays many people either work short hours or sometimes don't work at all, hence the "weekend".
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 10:12 AM   #129
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Highway 1















Coastal Road - Highway 2





Ayalon Freeway - Highway 20













All pics from Visual Travel Guide.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 11:49 AM   #130
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Nice pictures.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 07:27 PM   #131
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Well, not really, it's the "pre-weekend", similar to many other countries, but in Israel, Sunday is a regular working day (the first working day of the week), and the only real weekend is just Saturday. Generally, Israel has a 6-day working week, but on Fridays many people either work short hours or sometimes don't work at all, hence the "weekend".
Actually, most people don't work on Fridays, and get a 2-day weekend. I haven't worked Fridays since I worked in a shop in the early 1990s.

Schools, however, are open on Fridays, although not for as many hours as on regular weekdays.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 07:51 PM   #132
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The highways are perfect! I hope that one day i can visit Israel!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM   #133
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Highway 1
Great pictures. I go over or under the Ben Gurion Interchange (above) every day, but I've NEVER seen it from that angle. It must have been taken on the turn off towards the airport from the north, which I've never had occasion to use. The bridge on the left is a railway bridge, BTW. The railway goes into the airport, then goes through a tunnel and up into the middle of the highway, and into Tel Aviv. In the other direction it goes to Modiin.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM   #134
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Here are some more photos taken by me recently:

Road 2 near where I work in Herzliya:



A new(ish) underpass in Tel Aviv:



Footbridge over the Ayalon Highway and railway tracks at Herzliya:



The northernmost section of the Ayalon Highway at Herzliya, taken from the above footbridge. This is the northbound carriageway, which at present is the only one at this point. The road terminates soon after this. The southbound carriageway begins at an interchange a few hundred meters south of where this is taken.

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:02 PM   #135
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the motorways are all nice with great asphalt and markings, and the concrete is white and clean looing. Te asphalt looks very good but why does israel own this shitty trains?


They are German and are used for short distances in Germany, if you are on the second floor the train doesn´t ride smooth at all and the worst, it doesn´t have aircondition. The alter generation of these trains however with the doors lower is way better, it runs way smoother, looks way mroe modern inside and has aircondition, it is also very quiet, almost unhearable.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:39 PM   #136
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Maybe you could ask that in railway forum?
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:39 PM   #137
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the motorways are all nice with great asphalt and markings, and the concrete is white and clean looing. Te asphalt looks very good but why does israel own this shitty trains?

They are German and are used for short distances in Germany, if you are on the second floor the train doesn´t ride smooth at all and the worst, it doesn´t have aircondition. The alter generation of these trains however with the doors lower is way better, it runs way smoother, looks way mroe modern inside and has aircondition, it is also very quiet, almost unhearable.
First of all, I am honoured and humbled that our modest highways conform to Radi's high standards.

Apropos the trains:

- All trains in Israel are used for short distances because all distances in Israel are short.

- These trains (and all the other types too) are airconditioned. It would be pretty unbearable to be in a non-airconditioned train on an Israeli summer day.

However, trains are off-topic in this forum, so let's keep the discussion on topic.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #138
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the motorways are all nice with great asphalt and markings, and the concrete is white and clean looing. Te asphalt looks very good but why does israel own this shitty trains?


They are German and are used for short distances in Germany, if you are on the second floor the train doesn´t ride smooth at all and the worst, it doesn´t have aircondition. The alter generation of these trains however with the doors lower is way better, it runs way smoother, looks way mroe modern inside and has aircondition, it is also very quiet, almost unhearable.
If I were Israel, I'd be leery of buying German trains that are as crappy as Radi makes it sound. After all, what kind of good things have Germany done for the Jews lately?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #139
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Hehe, actually Israel will shortly start receiving a major delivery of trains from Siemens .
The company that made the train pictured above, however, is no longer German-owned, but rather Canadian-owned (Bombardier).

Great pictures of Israeli highways by the way, it's been a while
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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #140
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Trains in the central reservation are pretty cool. In the Netherlands, we also have such a road, a section of the A10 beltway around Amsterdam carries both metro an regular trains. In Germany, i remember Essen, which has tramways in the median of the A40.
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