Ikbis.com’s very own video master Mohammad Jaradat took a ride on the ancient train from Amman to Zarqa, and came back with an FANTASTIC video report. The video speaks for itself. The train, the stations, the reaction of the people and the areas it passes through together tell a tough story. Mohammad does it in an understated humorous style, but the visuals speak loudly as well.
The train rides have been introduced in Ramadan. They use the rarely utilized ottoman railway link between Jordan most populous cities. I read in the local press that only half a dozen people showed up on the first day of the trips. But from Mohammad’s video it seems that the train is now carrying more people.
Price of ticket? A very cheap 250 fils!