A number of streets in Jerusalem are closed until Friday afternoon because of the running of the Jerusalem Marathon. Following the start, between the Israel Museum and the government complex, the route goes west near the Hebrew University's Giv'at Ram campus, up to Yafo (Jaffa Street) down south via the Katamon neighborhood to Yehuda Street in Talpiot and east to the Jerusalem Promenade, taking a circuitous path to the Old City and north to the university's Mount Scopus campus.
The light rail will only run between the northern end of the line in Pisgat Ze'ev and Ammunition Hill and between the Central Bus Station and Mount Herzl. Bus lines 66, 66 Aleph, 25 and 45 will connect Ammunition Hill with the Central Bus Station via altered routes. Free shuttle buses will be available between the Israel Museum parking lot and the parking lots east of Teddy Stadium and Mt. Herzl.
Streets will open gradually starting around 2:00 p.m. For more information, call Jerusalem's 106 telephone hotline or go to the marathon website: www.jerusalem-marathon.co.il