Egged Reports 3,000 Buses to Kosel During Pesach
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Based on preliminary summaries of bus service on Erev Pesach
and Chol Hamoed, Egged operated thousands of buses. Jerusalem
was the most popular destination for interurban travel and on
the company's urban lines the Kosel Hama'arovi was the most
popular destination, posting a record number of riders.
An average of 250 bus departures per day were recorded on
line 402 between Bnei Brak and Yerushalayim. On the lines to
the Kosel, including special routes, nearly 3,000 departures
took place. Bus service from the Kosel peaked on Monday
evening of Chol Hamoed, with buses departing every 5-10
minutes until 1:00 am.
Egged Spokesman Ron Ratner noted the preference for public
transportation and cooperation with the Transportation
Ministry, the police and the municipality contributed greatly
to the efficiency of the bus service provided.