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First in Israel: Electric train on wheels

First in Israel: Electric train on wheels

Train will travel semi-autonomously and carry up to 500 passengers. Minister Regev: 'Israel chosen to be first country to receive train.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2021 19:23
Haredi extremists damage train in Jerusalem

Haredi extremists damage train in Jerusalem

Rioters damage a train car, smash windows of train and station with rocks and pour concrete on the tracks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 00:03
19-year-old killed after being hit by Light Rail in Jerusalem

19-year-old killed after being hit by Light Rail in Jerusalem

19-year-old woman killed after being hit by a Light Rail vehicle near the central station in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/12/2019 01:42
Jerusalem has one of world's 'smartest' transportation systems

Jerusalem has one of world's 'smartest' transportation systems

Hi-tech traffic system in Israel's capital lands Jerusalem place in the Smart City Expo's finals.Orly Harari, 22/11/2019 14:25
Light rail train to link Samaria with Central Israel?

Light rail train to link Samaria with Central Israel?

Minister Katz instructs Netivei Israel company to go ahead with plans for light rail between Ariel, Petah Tikva, and Rosh Ha'ayin.Mordechai Sones, 15/03/2018 18:41
Light rail attendants give woman a ticket over 14 cents

Light rail attendants give woman a ticket over 14 cents

Woman who boarded light rail in Jerusalem was lacking 14 cents on her travel card. Attendants wrote her a ticket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/11/2017 19:04
Construction of Tel Aviv light rail is on schedule

Construction of Tel Aviv light rail is on schedule

Watch: ILTV reports on the new light rail that Israel is set to launch that will link Tel Aviv and the surrounding cities.ILTV, 20/10/2017 07:41
Bnei Brak appeals Shabbat light rail construction

Bnei Brak appeals Shabbat light rail construction

Predominantly haredi city blasts plans to carry out infrastructure work for new light rail train on Shabbat, in violation of agreement.Haim Lev, 25/09/2017 08:40
Arab carrying knife nabbed at Jerusalem light rail stop

Arab carrying knife nabbed at Jerusalem light rail stop

Jerusalem Arab with knife caught at light rail stop near Meah Shearim.David Rosenberg, 23/08/2017 11:39
Light rail company makes big profits on unnecessary fines

Light rail company makes big profits on unnecessary fines

Jerusalem's CityPass earns 7 million shekels over four years - from fines alone.Haim Lev, 21/08/2017 14:59
Will the government nix fines for using another's Rav Kav?

Will the government nix fines for using another's Rav Kav?

Tourists in Jerusalem, rejoice: Transportation Ministry works to cancel fine for passengers who pay using someone else's Rav Kav card.Chana Roberts, 09/08/2017 14:02
Jerusalem to get additional 'Rav Kav' machines

Jerusalem to get additional 'Rav Kav' machines

Haredi MK pushes Jerusalem transportation committee to expedite placement of additional Rav Kav machines.Haim Lev, 17/07/2017 11:13
Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

Government puts extension of existing line, construction of new line, up for grabs, takes rights away from CityPass.Arutz Sheva, 05/07/2017 09:09
'He stabbed her 7 times and murdered her'

'He stabbed her 7 times and murdered her'

Jerusalem district attorney submits indictment against terrorist who stabbed Hannah Bladon to death on Jerusalem light rail in April.Uzi Baruch, 11/05/2017 10:13
Terror victim may have paid for good deed with her life

Terror victim may have paid for good deed with her life

Police investigation shows victim caught terrorist's eye after she gave her seat to someone else.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2017 22:35
Victim of Jerusalem terror attack identified

Victim of Jerusalem terror attack identified

Authorities identify terror victim as British exchange student interested in religious sciences and archaeology.Chana Roberts, 15/04/2017 20:18
Tel Aviv train station closes for six days

Tel Aviv train station closes for six days

Tel Aviv train station closes, government provides passengers with buses and a shuttle service.Chana Roberts, 06/03/2017 13:12
'Golda' begins digging tunnel for Tel Aviv trains

'Golda' begins digging tunnel for Tel Aviv trains

First tunnel boring machine to work on building Tel Aviv light rail named after Israel's first female Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2017 19:21
Light rail train runs over man protesting on tracks

Light rail train runs over man protesting on tracks

Man run over by Jerusalem's light rail train while protesting on tracks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2017 07:48
Light rail train allows passengers to pay using Rav Kav credit

Light rail train allows passengers to pay using Rav Kav credit

Light rail allows passengers to pay with money already charged to their Rav Kav, instead of buying a separate ticket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2017 08:48
Jerusalem light railway to pass through Emek Refaim

Jerusalem light railway to pass through Emek Refaim

New line of light rail train will connect Gilo, Ramot to city center, pass through popular Emek Refaim area.Yoel Domb, 01/12/2016 15:31
'No artificial barriers'

'No artificial barriers'

New light rail system will connect Jerusalem with Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2016 21:29
Crane collapses in Tel Aviv, none injured

Crane collapses in Tel Aviv, none injured

A crane collapsed in Tel Aviv Thursday at the light rail construction site.Yoel Domb, 22/09/2016 15:44
CityPass fines Belgian tourist who asked to pay

CityPass fines Belgian tourist who asked to pay

CityPass inspectors fined a Belgian tourist who asked them how to pay and took her passport in order to 'help' her.Hezki Baruch, 19/09/2016 22:40
Third light rail line receives city approval

Third light rail line receives city approval

The 'blue' line will complete a network with the current 'red' line and the approved 'green' line to service 600,000 residents of Jerusalem.Raphael Poch, 28/01/2016 12:50
New Israel Fund Succeeds: Another Company Divests From Israel

New Israel Fund Succeeds: Another Company Divests From Israel

The NIF provided grants to Coalition of Women for Peace when it founded the Who Profits project, today considered one of the leading organizations in the boycott campaign against Israel. Ronn Torossian, 10/09/2015 20:27
4 Jews, 1 Arab Wounded in Jerusalem Rock Attack

4 Jews, 1 Arab Wounded in Jerusalem Rock Attack

Arab terrorists launch rock barrage on bus and 2 cars, damaging vehicles and wounding 5 passengers, shortly after rock attack on light rail.Yedidya Ben-Or, 18/08/2015 21:03
Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre: Enough Status Quo, Maybe?

Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre: Enough Status Quo, Maybe?

Are Israelis getting too used to this? Jack Engelhard, 19/11/2014 08:07
Watch: Light Rail Guards Get Tough on Suspects

Watch: Light Rail Guards Get Tough on Suspects

Ceaseless loud wailing did not help two Arab suspects who attacked Light Rail security guards.Gil Ronen, 21/10/2014 14:43
Police Hushing Up Light Rail Terror

Police Hushing Up Light Rail Terror

Jerusalem Police tell Light Rail operator not to inform the public of rock attacks on its lines, unless it receives police approval.Orli Harari, Gil Ronen, 30/09/2014 13:06
J'lem Mayor: Don't Talk So Much about Terrorism

J'lem Mayor: Don't Talk So Much about Terrorism

Nir Barkat wants media discussion of daily terror attacks against Jews in the capital to stop, says it hurts business and cultural life.Gil Ronen, 21/09/2014 20:21
Arab Rock Terror Limits Jerusalem Light Rail

Arab Rock Terror Limits Jerusalem Light Rail

A mere 16 out of 23 trains remain operational due to repeated rock attacks, leading to lessened frequency of transport for the capital.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 07/09/2014 09:05
Documentation of Jerusalem's Destroyed Light Rail

Documentation of Jerusalem's Destroyed Light Rail

Images capture the scope of damage caused by rioting, which will take months to repair; 'price tag' calls 'death to the Jews.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 04/07/2014 15:05
Rioters Demolish Jerusalem Light Rail Stations

Rioters Demolish Jerusalem Light Rail Stations

Riots over murder of Arab teen leaves thousands unable to travel to their jobs; inspectors still unable to fully assess damage.Yaakov Levi, 03/07/2014 12:03
Bombs and Rocks in Jerusalem as Rioting Continues

Bombs and Rocks in Jerusalem as Rioting Continues

Clashes between police, Arab extremists escalate, as rioters throw pipe bombs; public transport modified until tension calms.Tova Dvorin and Orly Harari, 02/07/2014 18:38
Random Arab Slap Attack on Jerusalem Light Rail

Random Arab Slap Attack on Jerusalem Light Rail

Jewish man falls prey to random attack in what appears to be racially-motivated incident., 20/08/2013 19:03
Haifa Launches ‘Metronit’ System

Haifa Launches ‘Metronit’ System

The city of Haifa has launched a special fast bus system, the Metronit, aimed at reducing traffic and commuting times.Maayana Miskin, 16/08/2013 12:33
Tel Aviv Light Rail to be Delayed 6 Years

Tel Aviv Light Rail to be Delayed 6 Years

Plans for Tel Aviv’s Light Rail have been put back on the shelf for another six years, beyond the original target date of 2017.Chana Ya'ar, 01/07/2013 19:53
Jerusalem Light Rail to Extend to Ein Kerem

Jerusalem Light Rail to Extend to Ein Kerem

The government has approved $1.1 billion (NIS 4 billion) to extend Jerusalem’s Light Rail system to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.Chana Ya'ar, 27/06/2013 12:30
Arab Nabbed for Planting Fake Explosive on Train

Arab Nabbed for Planting Fake Explosive on Train

A Jerusalem Arab was arrested for planting fake explosive devices on the Jerusalem light railway systemDavid Lev, 25/11/2012 18:02
'Social Justice' Protesters Again Block Roads

'Social Justice' Protesters Again Block Roads

'Social Justice' protests were taking place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Saturday night, with some protesters blocking roadsDavid Lev, 30/06/2012 22:58
New Bus Lines, Canceled Routes for Jerusalem

New Bus Lines, Canceled Routes for Jerusalem

Jerusalem is eliminating some bus lines for more efficient routes. A representative of the Ministry of Transportation explains the new plan.Ben Bresky, 26/06/2012 20:56
Arab Tries to Stab Security Guard on Light Rail

Arab Tries to Stab Security Guard on Light Rail

Arab man tries to stab a security guard with scissors at the Jerusalem Light Rail’s station in the French Hill neighborhood.Elad Benari, 06/06/2012 23:58
Light Rail a Financial Flop, Israel to Pay

Light Rail a Financial Flop, Israel to Pay

Israel must pay for 70,000 empty seats on Jerusalem’s light rail train. Thirty-year deal could mean heavy losses. Maayana Miskin, 25/05/2012 10:29
Stabber 'Influenced' by CNN, Arab Networks

Stabber 'Influenced' by CNN, Arab Networks

Muhammad Shuman, who stabbed female soldier on light rail, said news on CNN, Al Jazeera had upset him.Gil Ronen, 29/03/2012 16:55
Knife Discarded by Attacker Gave Him Away

Knife Discarded by Attacker Gave Him Away

Arab who stabbed female soldier on Jerusalem Light Rail threw his knife out a bus window and was caught.Gil Ronen, 26/03/2012 13:33
Light Rail Attack: Soldier’s Condition Improves

Light Rail Attack: Soldier’s Condition Improves

A young soldier stabbed while riding the light rail train in Jerusalem is now breathing independently and communicating with her family.Maayana Miskin, 16/03/2012 13:53
Police Vow to Respond to Stabbing 'With Prejudice'

Police Vow to Respond to Stabbing 'With Prejudice'

Police sought to reassure the public that the J'lem light rail is safe, vowing a strong response to the stabbing of a female soldier.Gabe Kahn., 15/03/2012 15:31
Soldier Wounded in Light Rail Stabbing Attack

Soldier Wounded in Light Rail Stabbing Attack

In the first major terror attack reported on Jerusalem's light rail, a female soldier was stabbed by an Arab, who fled the sceneDavid Lev, 15/03/2012 11:02
Light Rail Limits Flag Dance

Light Rail Limits Flag Dance

The traditional “flag dance” in honor of Jerusalem Day may be limited this year due to the light rail train.Maayana Miskin, 20/05/2011 15:21
Video: Will Customers Return?

Video: Will Customers Return?

Jerusalem's once-thriving Jaffa Street is undergoing a renewal because of the Light Rail and the customers are turned away, say merchants.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 13/04/2011 02:13
Jerusalem's Jaffa Rd a 'Walkway'

Jerusalem's Jaffa Rd a 'Walkway'

Jerusalem's Jaffa Road bids farewell forever to vehicular traffic this weekend to become a pedestrian walkway -- and no light rail till April.Chana Ya'ar, 14/01/2011 12:59
Jerusalem March with Light Rail

Jerusalem March with Light Rail

More than 100,000 people greeted the new light rail train on the main street of Jerusalem for the first time during the annual Sukkot march..Chana Ya'ar, 29/09/2010 11:43
Riding Jerusalem's Light Rail

Riding Jerusalem's Light Rail

Arutz Sheva's Hezki Ezra takes special test ride on Jerusalem Light Rail with Mayor Barkat and Minister Katz, who say it will strengthen Jerusalem.Eli Stutz, Hezki Baruch, 24/08/2010 15:35
Holyland the Tip of the Iceberg?

Holyland the Tip of the Iceberg?

In the wake of the Holyland scandal, police are asked to look into other municipal projects promoted by those suspected of taking bribes.Maayana Miskin, 19/04/2010 10:26
‘Fast Track’ for ‘One Jerusalem‘

‘Fast Track’ for ‘One Jerusalem‘

Jerusalem’s deputy mayor vowed to derail a PA attempt for a Arab boycott of the contractor of the light rail system that reaches eastern Jerusalem.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 17/11/2009 21:39
PA: Boycott Light Rail Firms

PA: Boycott Light Rail Firms

The Palestinian Authority is trying to recruit Arab nations to boycott the firms who are building the light rail system in Jerusalem.Hana Levi Julian, 17/11/2009 10:54