Direct New Bus Route to Kiryat Gat – #324
A new bus line will travel between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat 14 times a day, in both directions.
Head of Traffic Council, Deputy Mayor Shmuel Greenberg: "New line will first operate on road 38, and will eventually stop at major intersections, as well."
In spite of the geographical proximity of Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat (about half an hour), there has never been a direct bus route connecting the two. Until today the only public transport ran only several times a day and passed through every Moshav on the way, which severely lengthened the travel time.
But things are looking up. Starting Sunday, 10.9, a new bus route Superbus' #324, will operate 14 times throughout the day, from the Beit Shemesh train station to the Kiryat Gat train station. Starting at the local train station, the new bus will travel road 38, overlooking Moshavim, and stopping only at roadside bus stops.
Deputy Mayor Shmuel Greenberg said the new bus is in response to many requests by local residents, many of them with family or school in neighboring Kiryat Gat, explaining the two cities have much in common, both with a large Charedi population. Greenberg still hopes to add further stops within Beit Shemesh as time goes on.
Receiving approval was difficult since it meant new government transportation tenders.
Lastly, Greenberg sought to thank transportation minister Yisrael Katz and his team for coordination, without whom the revolutionary bus line would have been impossible.
With Heaven's help, Yehuda Segal