Tel Aviv Jerusalem Fast Train Test Run in Modiin, Israel
Modiin Maccabim Reut, Israel. 16th January, 2018. Israeli Minister of Transportation, Katz, partakes in a test run of the new Tel Aviv Jerusalem Fast Train. Katz promised first train will run commercially before the Passover festival in late March 2018; “We will make it possible for multitudes of Jews to travel to Jerusalem”. The Tel Aviv Jerusalem rail project, estimated at NIS 7 billion, will cut train travel duration from 78 minutes on the old line built by the Ottomans to 28 minutes. Canadian/German Bombardier electric trains will reach speeds of 160 kilometers per hour carrying up to 1,000 passengers.