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  Tamuz 6, 5772 , 26/06/12

Bus #2 to Kotel to be Canceled as New Lines Are Added

Egged buses which service Jerusalem will have many lines eliminated in favor of new ones starting Friday June 29th. Among the eliminated lines will be bus #2 which travels from the Har Nof neighborhood to the Western Wall, known in Hebrew as the Kotel. Bus #1 to the Western Wall will remain. Bus #3 to the Western Wall will have a new route.
Other lines to be eliminated will be 9 aleph, 10, 15 and 15 aleph. The new lines will be 35, 40, 52, 53, 53 aleph, 55 and 57 which will travel through such neighborhoods as Ramat Shlomo, Geula, Romema, Har Hotzvim and other districts throughout the city.
Some buses which previously traveled to the Mahane Yehuda marketplace and the Central Bus Station will have different routes. Bus #7 from the Geulim/Baka and Talpiot neighborhood is one such example. Many such buses will no longer travel down Agrippas Street past the Mahane Yehuda shuk in favor of shorter routes.
Transferring from a bus to the light rail train will be free. 
Flyers have been distributed on buses since Sunday. Workers have been stationed at select bus stops to hand out new schedules and maps. A full page ad appeared in the Jerusalem Post announcing the changes on Friday June 22nd.
For a PDF download of the new schedule which will include new routes, changed routes and canceled routes, visit the Jerusalem Municipality website by clicking here.
The Egged website in English can be found by clicking here. 
The CityPass website can be found by clicking here.
The Ministry of Transport's Jerusalem transportation website in English can be found by clicking here.

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