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Work on Tel Aviv’s Light Rail Begins

Work on the Red Line, the first line of Tel Aviv’s light-rail system, from Petah Tikva to Bat Yam, is set to begin in August. Digging for the line, which will cross Tel Aviv partly underground, will continue until 2021, with a good chance that the project will go over schedule.

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The incipient project has business owners in Tel Aviv’s trendy Gan Hahashmal neighborhood, where work is set to begin, worried about how their businesses will survive the coming years of traffic jams, construction, noise and dust.

Tel Aviv municipality officials have begun meeting with local business owners to inform them of the upcoming project and expected disruptions, but have reportedly offered them no encouragement or compensation. Continue reading in The Times of Israel