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It has been decades since this was used by a train. There used to be a slow, winding train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and Haifa. I only took it once or twice, since by the time I first made it to Israel it was already 1969, and there was a new road for cars and buses which didn't have to skirt the winding "green line" which separated Israel from the land Jordan had invaded during Israel's War for Independence.
The tracks make a nice place to walk and take short cuts in the middle of Jerusalem, near the Emek Refaim-Baka-Katamon neighborhoods. Part of it has been fixed up, so you can even bike on it.
The section going up to Matan is still undeveloped, full of weeds and rocks. I didn't walk it last year, but I had a few years ago. I should do it again.