Old Sep 21, 18, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by RedChili View Post
Checking the rail.co.il web site, I'm slightly confused by this sentence:

So, the trip is free of charge if you buy a ticket? What am I missing?
You are "purchasing" a ticket for 0 shekel. Common method in Israel on new train lines (as well as Jerusalem light rail) to make them free for a few months to get people traveling on it before eventually charging the standard fare. But because there are fare gates set up as passengers commencing outside Jerusalem as well as anyone buying a ticket online pay full fare, you need to have some kind of a ticket to get through, even if it's free.
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