Jerusalem's Old Railway Station Back on Track

The city's 19th-century abandoned station is to be transformed into a cultural and culinary complex, which developers promise will open on Shabbat and will serve non-kosher food.

More than two years ago, the Hatachana shopping and restaurant complex opened in south Tel Aviv in the buildings of the old Jaffa railway station, whose tracks used to lead to Jerusalem. After its launch, the station, which had been abandoned and neglected for decades and which underwent comprehensive renovation, became a polished and stylish compound that attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in its first...