Photo Credit: Hadas Parush / Flash 90
Construction site of a bridge going over Emek Ha Arazim for the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv express train, seen outside of Jerusalem on December 20, 2015. Construction of the lane required the building of many tunnels and bridges across the Jerusalem hills and mountains, in order to make the fastest and shortest tracks possible.

Yes Virginia, there indeed such a thing as a “free ride.” Take the fast train to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem and see for yourself.

Israelis will be able to get a free ride on the new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, beginning around the start of Passover 2018.

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Travel on the much-anticipated fast train will be free to passengers for the first three months, according to a report on Hadashot News 2.

The new line which cost more than NIS 7 billion to build and has been under construction since 2001.

The train is expected to transport its passengers from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in just 28 minutes.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.