New Tel Aviv Railway Station Cuts Travel Time

Israel’s largest and most modern railway station was inaugurated here this morning, in the presence of 2,000 notables and guests.

The trip from Tel Aviv to Haifa will now take one hour and thirty-five minutes, as compared with two hours by bus or taxi, and there will be seven trips daily. Two million pounds and 35,000 working days were invested in the new station and rail lines.

Pinchas Saphir, Minister of Communication, described the new station as one link in the railway’s chain of development. He said a Tel Aviv-Negev line would soon be completed, while plans were being drawn up for the extension of the line to the Negev mining fields and the Beisan Valley.

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