J’lem rail disrupted, delayed due to violence

CityPass, the company that runs Jerusalem’s light rail, says it expects disruption and delays in the city’s rail service due to ongoing violence in East Jerusalem that has caused damage to multiple train cars and stations.

The light rail has faced daily incidents of rock- and firebomb-throwing, damaging many cars and leaving them unfit for use. Just 15 out of 23 trains are currently usable, the company says in a statement today.

“This means that fewer trains are available than are needed, and that will reduce the frequency [of trains] all along the line,” the statement reads.

Train cars have been damaged on a daily basis, it says.

Some stations, including the one in Shuafat in northern Jerusalem, have also been damaged multiple times.

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