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After Delay, Jerusalem's New Light Rail System Opens With Many Kinks

For those of you who drive in Jerusalem, you know that pedestrians just stepping out into the street without looking can be a big problem. Well now it could end up being an even bigger problem as the city’s new light rail system finally [starts running][1] today, after years of delay.

The system, which is opening years behind schedule, still has many kinks to work out. They include air conditioning issues, electrical and communications glitches and the operation of the ticketing system — the latter leading to the declaration that passengers will ride free for the first two weeks.

Another problem not completely solved is

[1]: After Delay, Jerusalem’s New Light Rail System Opens With Many Kinks

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