Lebanon's Traffic Congestion Sparks Calls to Revive Railway System

February 18, 2016 12:24 AM

Formerly a crucial, mass transport hub for the MIddle East, Lebanon's once-flourishing rail system is now defunct, with once-busy railway stations used as bars or left to deteriorate. However, some activists are calling for restoring Lebanon's railways as a way to curb traffic congestion and even to help bridge divisions stemming from the country's civil war. Reporter John Owens in Beirut has more in this report.