Jerusalem - Modi'in railway line opens

Modi'in Railway Station Photo: Amir Meiri

Israel Railways built three bridges and a tunnel totaling 650 meters, so that trains traveling westwards from Jerusalem could turn onto the Modi'in branch line.

Commercial operations began on Thursday on the new railway line between Jerusalem and Modi'in, Israel Railways has announced. Travel time from Modi'in Central via Pa'ate Modi'in to Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon station takes 29 minutes, and there is currently one train in each direction every hour, including on Fridays and Saturday evenings.

In order to make the service possible, Israel Railways built three bridges and a tunnel totaling 650 meters, so that trains traveling westwards from Jerusalem could turn onto the Modi'in branch line. Previously, the Modi'in branch line only gave access to trains traveling eastwards from Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion airport.

To cope with the increased number of trains, a new platform has been added to the Pa'ate Modi'in station.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on April 3, 2022.

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Modi'in Railway Station Photo: Amir Meiri
Modi'in Railway Station Photo: Amir Meiri
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