Train lines to southern Israel canceled

Train stations closed, train routes changed, in response to rocket attacks on central and southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019, 10:14 AM

Beit Shemesh train station to close temporarily

Israel Railways, Transportation Ministry, offer travelers alternatives for days Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, train stations are closed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 2:48 PM

Number of students taking train to university jumps by 30,000

Tel Aviv-University most popular stop for students, statistics show.Orly Harari, 10/22/2019, 11:20 AM

First-ever Tel Aviv to Jerusalem electric train run

The electric train successfully traveled from the Tel Aviv HaHagana station to the Yitzhak Navon station in Jerusalem.Orly Harari, 9/6/2019, 3:15 PM

Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

New center to provide greater cyber-security to Israel's railways systems.Arutz Sheva Staff , 9/3/2019, 6:13 PM

United Hatzalah and Israel Railway promote summer break safety

Israel Railways enlists help of  United Hatzalah to spread safety guidelines in haredi communities throughout country.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2019, 1:10 PM

Trains to ditch requirement to pre-purchase tickets?

New pilot program allows passengers to pay via credit card at the boarding gate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 11:21 AM

They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

Tourists rush to airport, forget bag with cash, passports, and valuables on train.Orly Harari, 6/17/2019, 2:21 PM

Watch: Boy runs into tracks, throws stones at train

Police search for youth who threw stones at train, causing delays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 3:28 PM

Trains return to normal operations

Israel Railways warns of 'disruptions' due to difficulty finding substitute controllers.Reut Hadar, 4/12/2019, 2:06 PM

Trains across Israel halted due to 'illegal' strike

'This is a severe blow by the workers' union to Friday's train passengers, along with the many IDF soldiers who use the trains.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2019, 9:15 AM

One killed in train accident in northern Israel

Man killed after being struck on oncoming train between Beit Shean and Afula, in northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2019, 10:41 AM

Woman falls asleep, forgets hundreds of thousands on the train

Cleaning staff finds bag with nearly a quarter of a million shekel, shift manager locates owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 10:56 AM

Drama at Tel Aviv train station

Station staff, fellow passengers revive woman who collapsed at Tel Aviv HaShalom railway station due to a heart attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2019, 9:03 PM

Haredi MK: I've discovered the cause of train malfunctions

Haredi lawmaker says infrastructure work carried out on Sabbath to blame for string of malfunctions in new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2018, 1:58 PM

Man killed in northern Israel after being hit by train

Man who ran onto tracks in northern Israel hit and killed by train.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 8:54 AM

'Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line an experiment with human lives'

3 workers fired for speaking out about safety violations with much-touted high speed line say safety issues are being ignored.Gary Willig, 12/2/2018, 8:57 PM

What happened when US teacher lost $2,000 on Tel Aviv train?

American woman who volunteered teaching English to Israeli children lost $2,000 on Tel Aviv train - just before her return flight to the US.Reut Hadar, 11/15/2018, 6:49 PM

Watch: Train almost smashes car in central Israel

Disaster averted at last moment, after driver is apparently distracted by phone and fails to notice warnings of oncoming train.Tal Polon, 11/1/2018, 2:08 PM

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line hit by new wave of cancellations

Newly-opened high-speed train line still plagued by technical problems and delays less than a month after inaugural run.David Rosenberg, 10/23/2018, 12:08 PM

Troubled railways: 'The train will be amazing'

Israel Railways Spokesman responds to series of mishaps: 'Jerusalem line set up as trial, will be in this situation a few months.'Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2018, 3:48 PM

New Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line cancels departures

Plagued with malfunctions and delays, segment of new high-speed train linking Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport closed once again Tuesday.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2018, 8:42 AM

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line halted

Power failure causes entire train line to shut down as diversion of trains leads to increased congestion on Haifa-Tel Aviv line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 3:49 PM

Test runs for Jerusalem-Tel Aiv train line to begin

PM Netanyahu, Transportation Minister Katz, inaugurate test runs for new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2018, 9:57 AM

Israel Railways forced to cancel dozens of trips

After dozens of passenger train drivers call in sick, railway cancels dozens of trips.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2018, 2:31 PM

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train opening delayed until 2019

Reports say long-delayed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway line suffering from severe delays, will not open in October as planned.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 9:05 PM

Man killed in train accident in northern Israel

One man hit and killed by train near Haifa, forcing partial closure of rail line.David Rosenberg, 4/24/2018, 1:07 PM

Opening of new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train - delayed

Following warnings that new high-speed train linking Jerusalem to Tel Aviv may not be safe, Transportation Min. delays opening till Sukkot.David Rosenberg, 3/5/2018, 2:05 PM

Opening of Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train route delayed by six months

Express train connecting Jerusalem to Tel Aviv will begin running six months late, reports say.Orly Harari, 2/21/2018, 11:36 AM

Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service

Israel Railways announces decision to provide 24-hour service for southern lines.Ido Ben Porat, 2/14/2018, 10:49 AM

Donald Trump train station in the Old City of Jerusalem?

Train linking Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to extend to Old City of Jerusalem - with station named after President Donald Trump.David Rosenberg, 12/27/2017, 10:01 AM

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 compromise on Shabbat holiness

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: This Shabbat work on railway continues

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 new 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

'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

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 work 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 Till 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