Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fear and Danger of The Trains on Jerusalem Streets

It seems like forever that downtown Jerusalem is in "transition" between buses, cars, taxis, emergency vehicles and pedestrians sharing Rechov Yaffo, Jaffa Street, the main street which starts at the Jaffa Gate of the Old City and leads us to the Central Bus Station and the road to Tel Aviv and the trains, the Jerusalem Lightrail.


In recent months, there are practice, training runs of the trains and all other vehicles are banned.  That includes ambulances and fire trucks.  So, if you're going to need those, plan your emergency for another location.  Yes, I'm serious.  Another problem is that people with hearing problems don't hear the little whistle that announces that a train is moving.  An elderly friend told me that she's terrified.  Oh, and one more "minor" problem.  The trains can't stop quickly, even in an emergency.

You can thank Ehud Olmert and his cronies.

4 comments:

Risa said...

That man was a disaster!

Batya said...

and he's not dead yet

Anonymous said...

echh olmert.
will he never leave us?

Batya said...

Not so simple, considering the rail and the bridge and those humongous buildings he approved...