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  5/8/2013, Iyar 28, 5773

New Cafes Open in Old Jerusalem Train Station


The major renovations at the old Jerusalem Train Station have reached a point where small cafes and stores have already opened up. The historic landmark was closed in 1998 and fell into disrepair. Over past several years the old train tracks have been turned into a walkway and bicycle path. The city decided not to use the land for a new train route. At some point officials may create a new route instead for a possible future light rail line. The train station was first opened in 1892. The original building and façade as well as many of the original train signs, markings and scaffolding have been kept. Re:bar, a juice bar that sells freshly squeezed juice and iced fruit, is one of the first ventures to open at the location.