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        8/13/2013, Elul 7, 5773

      Israel Railways to Go Electric


      The National Infrastructure Committee approved a project which will see a new railway electrification system throughout the country. This program will connect the southern Negev region with the northern Galilee region through a network of roads and railways. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu) noted that a railway electrification system would substantially improve the speed and frequency of trains and significantly reduce air pollution and the noise of the trains.