Israel Builds A High Speed Rail Line
When you think of Israel, you don’t generally think of train lines, as after all it’s a small country geographically. But then there has been a long history of train travel in the area and especially a hundred or so years ago.
So I was rather surprised to see in The Times yesterday, that Israel is intending to build a heavy rail line from the cities on the Mediterranean coast to Eilat on the Red Sea. The aim is to run high-speed passenger trains to help develop the southern city and also create a freight by-pass for the Suez Canal, which now looks it could get a bit dangerous with all the troubles in Egypt.
There’s a lot more here on the Med-Red railway in Wikipedia.
I have a feeling we’re going to hear a lot more about this railway and the effects it will have on Egypt.