Three pro­posed rail lines will con­nect the Galilee with rail­road net­work

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By ZACHARY KEYSER

Three pro­posed rail­roads lines will con­nect the north­ern cities of Kiryat Sh­mona and Tiberias to the na­tional train net­work, ac­cord­ing to a re­port on Army Ra­dio on Sun­day.

One 60-km. line, run­ning from Kiryat Sh­mona to Tiberias via 22 km. of tun­nels, will cost an es­ti­mated NIS 10 bil­lion.

A spur off the Haifa-Beit She’an line will run from Afula to near the Baruch Padeh Med­i­cal Cen­ter, for­merly known as the Poriya Med­i­cal Cen­ter, above Tiberias. While en­gi­neer­ing de­tails and bud­gets have not been fi­nal­ized, the project has been ball-parked at NIS 3b.

A third line will con­nect the two Galilee lines to Tel Aviv and by­pass Haifa. Es­ti­mated travel time Kiryat Sh­mona to Tel Aviv will be two hours. The projects are ex­pected to be com­pleted in 2030.

(Is­rael Rail­ways)

THE NEW RAIL­ROAD lines will con­nect Kiryat Sh­mona and Tiberias to the na­tional train net­work.

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