(JNS.org) The city of Jerusalem is moving forward with a plan to build a cable car
system that will bring visitors to and from the Western Wall.
The Western Wall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
One line will
connect Dung Gate (the Old City gate closest to the Western Wall) with the
Mount of Olives to the east, and a second line will connect Dung Gate with the
Khan Theater on Hinnom Ridge to the west, Israel
The system will be
able to transport 6,000 passengers per hour. Each of the 1.6 kilometer routes
will take around four minutes to traverse.
municipal officials said the cable car system will meet the needs of the
growing millions of people who visit the Western Wall and the Old City each
“Beyond being a
transportation solution, the cable car will also serve as a unique and
innovative tourist attraction that will provide breathtaking views,” Jerusalem
Mayor Nir Barkat said.