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Old April 5th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #161
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Old April 5th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #162
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radar detectors sound is very annoying.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #163
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What does the arrow shaped sign next to the 50 km/h sign means? Never seen that one before
I think that "arrow" is house.

What was the general speed limit on motorways, when it wasn't 110 km/h yet? It says 90, but also 100 km/h; what does that mean?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #164
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I think that "arrow" is house.

What was the general speed limit on motorways, when it wasn't 110 km/h yet? It says 90, but also 100 km/h; what does that mean?
I've only seen one of those signs a couple of times; there aren't that many border crossings that are open. . .

The "up arrow" shaped sign means "built-up area", i.e. in town.

The speed limit on most motorways is 100kph. The exceptions are Road 6 - 110kph - and Tel Aviv's Ayalon Highway (Road 20), where it's 90kph.
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Verso and Roaduser: Thanks! Now I clearly see the house
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Old April 6th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #166
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100km/h is too low IMO.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 06:30 AM   #167
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I agree, but what can you do, it's also the speed limit on Ontario freeways, and on Interstate highways in many US states (like NY).
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Old April 8th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #168
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Does Israeli motorways have lots of speed cameras?
Yeah, quite a lot from my experience. Also quite a few red light cameras (even though red light violation is still somewhat common in some parts of Israel, mostly during the short left turn phase, right after the light turns yellow). Police presence is also quite high and very felt, since the country is very small and due to the security situation, there is a lot of police around.

But the funny thing is that radar detectors are not just legal there, they are almost encouraged sometimes. You can dial *001 on your cell phone and you get a report of all the speed traps in a certain radius. Also, there was this really hilarious voice (made to sound funny, on purpose) alerting the driver of speed traps when we were driven from the airport in 2005. Pretty cool
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:29 AM   #169
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I bet the Israeli government made a lot of money from the cameras.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:23 AM   #170
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I found a fresh photo of Highway 6 on Wikipedia. You can click on it to see the larger version, which shows some of the signage at the entrance:

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Hi all,

I found this rather nice picture of the Kessem Interchange (Roads 5 and 6) on Wikipedia, and thought it worth posting here:



Here's an aerial view of the same interchange, from the official Road 6 website:

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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #173
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Yes. I only put that picture in to show the first picture "in context".
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Old April 30th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #174
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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

Nice to see that you're building railroads also. But I saw on the Israel railways website that only 100.000 passengers per month are expected on the new route to the airport. That's a very low ridership for 64 trains per day! Is it the same on the other routes? What's the average ridership on the network?
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Old April 30th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #175
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In 2007, the annual ridership in the whole system was 31.7 million, which amounts to 2.6 million per month. This is up from 12.7 million in 2000, which was approximately the year after which the country suddenly decided to invest in its neglected rail infrastructure.

Statistics taken from Wikipedia.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #176
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In 2007, the annual ridership in the whole system was 31.7 million, which amounts to 2.6 million per month. This is up from 12.7 million in 2000, which was approximately the year after which the country suddenly decided to invest in its neglected rail infrastructure.

Statistics taken from Wikipedia.
That's exactly what I was going to write. The interesting thing about Israeli railway ridership is not the actual figures, but the astronomical growth in ridership over the past 15 years or so.

This graph is from the Israel Railways website:



After several decades of neglect, serious investment in the railways actually began in the early to mid-nineties.

It really is time there was a thread on Israeli railways in the railways forum. I'll have to do something about it.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #177
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I found this rather nice picture of the Kessem Interchange (Roads 5 and 6) on Wikipedia, and thought it worth posting here:



Here's an aerial view of the same interchange, from the official Road 6 website:

Wow those powerline look sooo scary! Also polluting
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Old May 7th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #178
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Most high-voltage transmission lines in Israel are built along motorways. I believe this is also the case in many other countries, but Israel is small, so pretty much all the motorways have these lines running along.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #179
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Most high-voltage transmission lines in Israel are built along motorways. I believe this is also the case in many other countries, but Israel is small, so pretty much all the motorways have these lines running along.
Oh yeah, In New Jersey along the NJ Turnpike theres rows of them escpecially in Newark area.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #180
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