The high-speed railway to Jerusalem (also Plan A1 and Railway 29) is a railway line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel, under construction since 2001. It is set to be completed in 2017. It will be the first high-speed rail in Israel by definition (although it will employ regular locomotives) and will serve as the main rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, complementing the old Jaffa–Jerusalem railway. The railway will span about 56 km of electrified double track and cost approximately NIS 7 billion (about US$2 billion) due to the extensive bridging and tunneling required along the mountainous route. The design speed is 160 km/h.
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Speak ye to Jerusalem of the peace that waits for them;
tell her that her sins I cover, and her warfare now is over.”
—Johann G. Olearius (16111684)