Siemens wins tender to supply Israel electric railcars

Siemens wins tender to replace diesel railcars with electric cars, spokeswoman says contract will be signed at a later stage.AFP, 9/28/2017, 4:41 PM

Haredim score victory: Rail work cancelled for coming Shabbat

PM, Infrastructure Minister meet with haredi MKs, agree to preserve status quo on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 6/22/2017, 8:01 PM

Tel Aviv - Jerusalem highway shut down over fire

Brush fire forces closure of Highway 1, train station causing jams; Israel Railways provides shuttles for those traveling to airport.Orly Harari, 5/8/2017, 2:53 PM

Israel Railways calls strike in revenge on government

Environmental Protection Ministry summons Israel Railways to hearing over pollution; train company boycotts Tel Aviv stations in revenge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2017, 11:46 AM

Israel Railways warns of overpacked trains

Wheel damages train track, causes changes in trains and schedules.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 10:37 AM

Upcoming rail station closings due to construction

Herzlya and Tel Aviv University rail stations will be closed between Dec. 21-25 due to ongoing work on new rail lines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2016, 2:24 PM

Chief Rabbinate: No compromises on holiness of Shabbat

Chief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2016, 7:34 PM

Haim Katz: Work will take place on railway this Shabbat

Haim Katz has decided that essential work will take place on railways this Shabbat and in the following weeks on Shabbat.Haim Lev, 9/8/2016, 1:09 PM

Some railway projects to be postponed

Minister Haim Katz does not intend to automatically approve all the infrastructure works planned on the Israel Railways this coming Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 9/7/2016, 3:14 AM

'Work on the train is permitted on Shabbat'

The government responds to Meretz MK's petition, indicating that work on the train is permitted for the time being.Uzi Baruch, 9/6/2016, 2:09 PM

Welfare Minister to reexamine Shabbat work permits

Welfare Minister Haim Katz says he will reexamine Shabbat work permits following the coalition crisis over railway work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 9/6/2016, 4:44 AM

Netanyahu: Religious status quo will be maintained

'This crisis is completely unnecessary,' says PM. 'When there is no necessity to do work on Shabbat, it will not be done on Shabbat.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2016, 1:11 PM

Egged adds more buses in lieu of train

The Egged bus company bolsters bus service following as Haifa-Tel Aviv train line temporarily shut down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2016, 10:02 AM

'Katz is playing a political game at the passengers' expense'

Yoav Horovitz addressed whether the Prime Minister would fire Yisrael Katz over recent tensions.Yedidya Ben-Or, 9/4/2016, 9:08 AM

Haifa–Tel Aviv trains won't run till Sunday night

Israel Railways announced that the train route between Haifa and Tel Aviv is to be temporarily closed for infrastructure improvement.Uzi Baruch, 9/3/2016, 8:43 PM

'There is a good chance Katz could be fired'

Sources in Likud say that Prime Minister Netanyahu could fire Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz in light of recent tensions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2016, 8:38 PM

Netanyahu cancels Shabbat railway work

PM Netanyahu orders cancellation of infrastructure work scheduled for Shabbat, accuses Minister Katz of causing coalition crisis.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/2/2016, 8:23 PM

Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz gave a stern warning to Israel Railways, while haredim continue to threaten to collapse the coalition.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 2:02 PM

'Haredim will not decide who is a Likud minister'

Coalition chair MK David Bitan comes out strongly against a seeming 'haredi takeover,' after haredi politicians score Shabbat victory.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 8:33 AM

Coalition crisis averted as Shabbat work on train lines limited

Netanyahu orders Shabbat work on train lines restricted to potentially life-threatening situations.Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2016, 10:48 AM

Israel Railways train goes up in flames

An Israel Railways train crew evacuated passengers when a mystery fire broke out in one of the cars.Rachel Kaplan, 8/25/2016, 5:16 PM

Uproar over train maintenance scheduled for Shabbat

Jewish Home MK, Deputy Mayor of Ra'anana write ministers demanding work be stopped due to Israel's status as a Jewish state.Benny Toker, 5/10/2016, 3:55 PM

Railway workers: Management understood force

Train service is back to normal after workers stopped trains before they reached their destinations.Gil Ronen, 11/16/2015, 10:33 AM

Train workers stage 'unlimited' surprise strike

Five stations were shut down without prior warning and angry passengers were forced off the trains.Gil Ronen, 11/15/2015, 10:46 PM

Israel Railways on Strike Starting Sunday

Labor disputes with management of Israel Railways have prompted workers to announce strike set for Sunday and onward.Orly Harari, 5/28/2015, 12:25 PM

No Trains Between Rehovot and Ashkelon Until Friday

There will be no trains between Rehovot and Ashkelon, due to upgrading of train stations. Buses will be offered instead.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2015, 3:50 PM

Train Workers Sabotage Engines in Work Dispute

Israel Railways complains Train Workers Council ordered workers to sabotage IC3 engines in privatization dispute; Council slams 'lies.'Ari Yashar, 12/23/2014, 6:29 PM

Israel Railways Posts Banner Year for Revenue

As Rosh Hashana approaches, Israel Railways finds itself flush with money.Yaakov Levi, 9/21/2014, 4:41 PM

Israel Railways Message Mars Holocaust Day Tribute

As they contemplated the meaning of the Holocaust, thousands of Israelis were interrupted by a text message - about their train ticket.Yosef Berger, 4/28/2014, 7:37 PM

German Firm that Once Served Nazis Now to Lay Railways in Israel

DB BahnBau, a subsidiary of giant Deutsche Bahn, wins tender for laying 100 km of rails in north and central Israel.Gil Ronen, 3/24/2014, 12:21 PM

Express Train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by 2018

New line to connect to Central Bus Stations, provide 30-minute commute between Israel's largest cities.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 4:47 PM

Sderot Train Station Dedicated; Armored Against Missile Attacks

Prime Minister, Transportation Minister, Israel Railways officials dedicate station, which is the first to be armored against rockets.Tova Dvorin, 12/24/2013, 3:42 PM

Train Service Disrupted by 'Sick' Drivers

Drivers unimpressed by Labor Court order to return to work, receive sick leave from doctors.Gil Ronen, 8/8/2013, 7:24 PM

TA-Haifa Train Shuts Down until Sunday

Train line closes until Sunday, tens of thousands of travelers affected.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 11:17 AM

Dozens of Train Drivers ‘Sick’

Nearly 30 train drivers call in sick in apparent protest.Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 10:24 AM

Eilat Railroad to be Built, Despite Environmentalist Opposition

Israelis will soon be able to travel to Eilat by train, after the National Building Commission approved construction of the line.David Lev, 3/6/2013, 2:43 AM

Israel Railways Upgrading Its Double-Deck Coach Cars

Israel Railways has just added 72 more cars to an order for 150 double-deck coaches, with latest delivery expected between 2014-2015. Chana Ya'ar, 9/27/2012, 11:45 AM

Periphery Home Bargains Fast Disappearing, Experts Say

There are still bargains to be had in Israeli real estate, but they won't last long, experts said, as more Israelis move to the peripheryDavid Lev, 9/5/2012, 2:15 AM

Updating Southern Infrastructure: New Rail Lines to Tel Aviv

The state has decided to upgrade infrastructure in the southern region, cutting travel time to central Israel in half with a new train line.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 7:07 PM

Italian Company Sold Technology to Syria - and Israel

An Italian company revealed to have sold technology to Syria also won an Israel Railways tender.Elad Benari, 7/6/2012, 3:15 AM

Soldiers Warned of Loose Lips on Railway

New IDF campaign focuses on soldiers in railway stations, warns them not to talk about military matters.Gil Ronen, 6/12/2012, 1:35 PM

The Histadrut Blasts Katz on Israel Railways Impasse

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz's hint that he may shut down Israel Railways to restructure it has infuriated the Histadrut.Gabe Kahn., 3/6/2012, 2:12 AM

Court Orders Striking Railways Employees Back to Work

Employees' union had sets no time limit on strike. Court wants them working by 9:00.Gil Ronen, 2/14/2012, 9:17 AM

Partial Railway Strike Despite Court Order

Rishon LeTzion – Hod HaSharon not operating on schedule, as Israel Railways employees threaten tougher measures.Gil Ronen, 2/13/2012, 2:13 PM

Video: The Train is Coming to Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva was present as workers began boring the railway tunnels that will connect Jerusalem to Tel AvivGil Ronen, 2/6/2012, 2:35 PM

IDF, Railways Pleased with New Sunday Bus Arrangement

Over 6,000 soldiers took 243 buses to their bases Sunday, in an attempt to alleviate pressure on trains.Gil Ronen, 1/23/2012, 4:47 PM

Thousands of Soldiers to Get 'Late Passes' Sunday

Soldiers, used to riding the trains for free, will now be taking buses Sunday morning - and the army is expecting many to come in late.David Lev, 1/20/2012, 12:14 AM

Workers Disrupt Train in 'Work to Rule’ Strike

Despite a court order blocking work sanctions, train employees continue disruptions in “work to rule” strike.Maayana Miskin, 9/25/2011, 9:49 AM

Train Strike Leads to 'Bus Man's (Busy) Holiday'

The government has ordered an increase in the number of intercity buses to ensure that a train strike doesn't cripple the country.Chana Ya'ar, 9/22/2011, 10:51 AM

No Railway Strike Till July

Labor Court told Israel Railway workers they can't strike before July 1. They and management were ordered to negotiate for the next two weeks.Chana Ya'ar, 5/16/2011, 9:51 PM

Controversy as German Company Backs out of Israel Project

German national railways backs out of Israel train line project following pressure from left. Holocaust survivors critical.Maayana Miskin, 5/13/2011, 1:20 PM

Jailed Railway Workers Released, Blocked from Maccabim

Ten Israel Railways workers have been released from jail after being held overnight for protests at the board chairman's home.Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 5:00 PM

Police: Keep Railway Workers in Jail

Police have asked the court to keep nine Israel Railways workers in jail, including the head of the union.Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 10:26 AM

Striking Railway Workers Ordered Back to Work

Israel Railway workers walked out Wednesday around 10:30 PM in a wildcat strike, leaving trains motionless. Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 10:03 AM

PA Threatens to Derail Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Train Route

The PA warns Israel it will use “all legal and diplomatic” means to stop planned tracks from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem passing through Samaria.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/7/2010, 3:57 PM

7 Family Members Killed in Train-Minibus Collision

Seven members of the same family were killed in Thursday's crash between a train and a minibus near Kiryat Gat.Maayana Miskin and Elad Benari, 8/6/2010, 5:02 AM

Israelis Develop Warning System to Prevent Train Wrecks

Tel Aviv University researchers are helping to develop a high-tech early-warning system to preventing train wrecks and keeping terror off track.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/27/2010, 11:20 AM