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Israel Dog Unit secures Hadera train station

The recent spate of terrorist attacks has brought the Hadera police to request canine security during the city's morning commute.

Israel Dog Unit secures Hadera train stationplayer

Israel Railways reduces frequency of rush hour trains

Over two dozen railway employees call in sick, forcing reduction in train frequency.

Israel Railways reduces frequency of rush hour trains

Pedestrian killed by passing train

Man who entered train tracks at Kfar Chabad train station is killed by passing train.

Pedestrian killed by passing train

Israel Railways adds additional trains during summer vacation

Four additional trains to run daily during late July, early August, Israel Railways says.

Israel Railways adds additional trains during summer vacation

Israel Railways extends hours of operation

Israel Railways announces it will extend hours of operation to later in the night, add trains on Fridays, Saturday evenings.

Israel Railways extends hours of operation

50 Israel Railways workers infected with coronavirus, 300 in isolation

Company says high number of employees infected or in isolation due to coronavirus makes it difficult to run trains on schedule.

50 Israel Railways workers infected with coronavirus

After 3-month hiatus, Israeli trains resume operations

For first time since beginning of coronavirus pandemic, Israel's train system resumes operations. But Israelis aren't rushing to travel.

After 3-month hiatus, Israeli trains resume operations

Israel Railways announces: Some train stations to open next week

Some train stations reopen in first stage of plan to gradually increase public transportation across Israel.

Israel Railways announces: Some stations to open next week

A first: Direct service on Jerusalem - Tel Aviv high-speed rail

For the first time ever, high-speed rail line from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv has direct train without stop-over in Ben Gurion Airport.

A first: Direct service on Jerusalem - Tel Aviv high-speed railplayer

Changes in Ra'anana-Be'er Sheva train line

Israel Railways announces changes to Ra'anana-Be'er Sheva train line from December 2nd to the 20th.

Changes in Ra'anana-Be'er Sheva train line

Train lines to southern Israel canceled

Train stations closed, train routes changed, in response to rocket attacks on central and southern Israel.

Train lines to southern Israel canceled

Beit Shemesh train station to close temporarily

Israel Railways, Transportation Ministry, offer travelers alternatives for days Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, train stations are closed.

Beit Shemesh train station to close temporarily

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

Tel Aviv-University most popular stop for students, statistics show.

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

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.

First-ever Tel Aviv to Jerusalem electric train run

Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

New center to provide greater cyber-security to Israel's railways systems.

Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

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.

United Hatzalah and Israel Railway promote summer break safety

Trains to ditch requirement to pre-purchase tickets?

New pilot program allows passengers to pay via credit card at the boarding gate.

Trains to ditch requirement to pre-purchase tickets?

They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

Tourists rush to airport, forget bag with cash, passports, and valuables on train.

They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

Watch: Boy runs into tracks, throws stones at train

Police search for youth who threw stones at train, causing delays.

Watch: Boy runs into tracks, throws stones at trainplayer

Trains return to normal operations

Israel Railways warns of 'disruptions' due to difficulty finding substitute controllers.

Trains return to normal operations

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.'

Trains across Israel halted due to 'illegal' strike

One killed in train accident in northern Israel

Man killed after being struck on oncoming train between Beit Shean and Afula, in northern Israel.

One killed in train accident in northern Israel

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.

Woman falls asleep, forgets hundreds of thousands on the train

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.

Drama at Tel Aviv train station

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.

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

Man killed in northern Israel after being hit by train

Man who ran onto tracks in northern Israel hit and killed by train.

Man killed in northern Israel after being hit by train

'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.

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

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.

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

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.

Watch: Train almost smashes car in central Israelplayer

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.

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

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.'

Troubled railways: 'The train will be amazing'player

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.

New Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line cancels departures

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.

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line halted

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.

Test runs for Jerusalem-Tel Aiv train line to begin

Israel Railways forced to cancel dozens of trips

After dozens of passenger train drivers call in sick, railway cancels dozens of trips.

Israel Railways forced to cancel dozens of trips

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.

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train opening delayed until 2019

Man killed in train accident in northern Israel

One man hit and killed by train near Haifa, forcing partial closure of rail line.

Man killed in train accident in northern Israel

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.

Opening of new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train - delayed

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.

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

Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service

Israel Railways announces decision to provide 24-hour service for southern lines.

Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service