Train Wreck: How Tel Aviv’s New Transport System Is Going Off the Rails

The coastal city is meant to have three new rail lines by 2024, but critics say the project is unnecessarily shrouded in secrecy, unresponsive to public concerns and falling behind schedule

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A light rail station under construction in Tel Aviv.
A light rail station under construction in Tel Aviv. Credit: Ofer Vaknin
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1063 Street in the Ramat Hatayasim neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Soon to be a major thoroughfare.Credit: Moti Milrod
The Etgarim Center in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park. Only built in 2013, the NTA wants to demolish it to make way for the Green Line serving north Tel Aviv.Credit: Moti Milrod
A ceremony marking the excavation of the Red Line's Golda Station on the Tel Aviv Light Rail, February 2017.Credit: Ofer Vaknin
A protest against the planned route of the Purple Line in Ramat Gan in November 2017, led by Mayor Yisrael Zinger.Credit: Moti Milrod

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