After nearly a decade of construction and delays, the Jerusalem Light Railway took its first passengers for a ride just last week. The first of its kind in Israel, the rail line is expected to increase transportation in an efficient, quiet, and environmentally friendly way.
The first section of 7 anticipated train lines, the red line runs from Bat Yam in the south to Petah Tikva in the northeast. It has 23 stations, including 10 that are underground. Though the electronic ticket system crashed during the opening weekend, it was a boon for customers since in order to prevent further delays, riding the Light Railway is currently free (until the glitch is repaired)!