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50 Israel Railways workers infected with coronavirus, 300 in isolation

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2020 15:32
After 3-month hiatus, Israeli trains resume operations

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.David Rosenberg, 22/06/2020 08:28
Israel Railways announces: Some train stations to open next week

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2020 15:01
A first: Direct service on Jerusalem - Tel Aviv high-speed rail

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.Hezki Baruch, 18/12/2019 09:46
Changes in Ra'anana-Be'er Sheva train line

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2019 11:39
Train lines to southern Israel canceled

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, 12/11/2019 10:14
Beit Shemesh train station to close temporarily

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 14:48
Number of students taking train to university jumps by 30,000

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

Tel Aviv-University most popular stop for students, statistics show.Orly Harari, 22/10/2019 11:20
First-ever Tel Aviv to Jerusalem electric train run

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, 06/09/2019 15:15
Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

New center to provide greater cyber-security to Israel's railways systems.Arutz Sheva Staff , 03/09/2019 18:13
United Hatzalah and Israel Railway promote summer break safety

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, 22/08/2019 13:10
Trains to ditch requirement to pre-purchase tickets?

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, 29/07/2019 11:21
They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

Tourists rush to airport, forget bag with cash, passports, and valuables on train.Orly Harari, 17/06/2019 14:21
Watch: Boy runs into tracks, throws stones at train

Watch: Boy runs into tracks, throws stones at train

Police search for youth who threw stones at train, causing delays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2019 15:28
Trains return to normal operations

Trains return to normal operations

Israel Railways warns of 'disruptions' due to difficulty finding substitute controllers.Reut Hadar, 12/04/2019 14:06
Trains across Israel halted due to 'illegal' strike

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, 12/04/2019 09:15
One killed in train accident in northern Israel

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, 12/03/2019 10:41
Woman falls asleep, forgets hundreds of thousands on the train

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, 05/03/2019 10:56
Drama at Tel Aviv train station

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, 16/01/2019 21:03
Haredi MK: I've discovered the cause of train malfunctions

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, 25/12/2018 13:58
Man killed in northern Israel after being hit by train

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, 03/12/2018 08:54
'Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line an experiment with human lives'

'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, 02/12/2018 20:57
What happened when US teacher lost $2,000 on Tel Aviv train?

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, 15/11/2018 18:49
Watch: Train almost smashes car in central Israel

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, 01/11/2018 14:08
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line hit by new wave of cancellations

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, 23/10/2018 12:08
Troubled railways: 'The train will be amazing'

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, 16/10/2018 15:48
New Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line cancels departures

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, 16/10/2018 08:42
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line halted

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, 14/10/2018 15:49
Test runs for Jerusalem-Tel Aiv train line to begin

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, 20/09/2018 09:57
Israel Railways forced to cancel dozens of trips

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, 17/09/2018 14:31
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train opening delayed until 2019

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, 26/04/2018 21:05
Man killed in train accident in northern Israel

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, 24/04/2018 13:07
Opening of new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train - delayed

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, 05/03/2018 14:05
Opening of Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train route delayed by six months

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, 21/02/2018 11:36
Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service

Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service

Israel Railways announces decision to provide 24-hour service for southern lines.Ido Ben Porat, 14/02/2018 10:49
Donald Trump train station in the Old City of Jerusalem?

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, 27/12/2017 10:01
Siemens wins tender to supply Israel electric railcars

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, 28/09/2017 16:41
Haredim score victory: Rail work cancelled for coming Shabbat

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, 22/06/2017 20:01
Tel Aviv - Jerusalem highway shut down over fire

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, 08/05/2017 14:53
Israel Railways calls strike in revenge on government

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, 04/01/2017 11:46
Israel Railways warns of overpacked trains

Israel Railways warns of overpacked trains

Wheel damages train track, causes changes in trains and schedules.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/12/2016 10:37
Upcoming rail station closings due to construction

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, 07/12/2016 14:24
Chief Rabbinate: No compromise on Shabbat holiness

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, 08/09/2016 19:34
Haim Katz: This Shabbat work on railway continues

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, 08/09/2016 13:09
Some railway projects to be postponed

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, 07/09/2016 03:14
'Work on the train is permitted on Shabbat'

'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, 06/09/2016 14:09
Welfare Minister to reexamine Shabbat work permits

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, 06/09/2016 04:44
Netanyahu: Religious status quo will be maintained

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, 04/09/2016 13:11
Egged adds new buses in lieu of train

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, 04/09/2016 10:02
'A political game at the passengers' expense'

'A political game at the passengers' expense'

Yoav Horovitz addressed whether the Prime Minister would fire Yisrael Katz over recent tensions.Yedidya Ben-Or, 04/09/2016 09:08
Haifa–Tel Aviv trains won't run till Sunday night

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, 03/09/2016 20:43
'There is a good chance Katz could be fired'

'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, 03/09/2016 20:38
Netanyahu cancels Shabbat railway work

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, 02/09/2016 20:23
Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

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, 28/08/2016 14:02
'Haredim will not decide who is a Likud minister'

'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, 28/08/2016 08:33
Coalition crisis averted

Coalition crisis averted

Netanyahu orders Shabbat work on train lines restricted to potentially life-threatening situations.Hezki Baruch, 26/08/2016 10:48
Israel Railways train goes up in flames

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, 25/08/2016 17:16