Israel Railways carried four million passengers in December 2012 and more than
40 million on existing and new lines during the year, it reported
Passenger traffic in December 2012 was 22 percent higher than in
December 2011, Israel Railways said. Traffic was up 29% on the Tel Aviv-Netanya
line and rose 16% on the Haifa- Tel Aviv line, it said.
“2012 was a
record year for Israel Railways in terms of investment in improving passenger
service, in increasing the number of trains and seats, improving the passenger
experience at stations and on trains and a marked improvement in keeping
schedules,” Israel Railways CEO Boaz Zafrir said in a statement. “The investment
in service had results in the field, and I am pleased to see new monthly records
set during the year. We will continue to improve the passenger experience so
that more people will leave their cars at home and take the train to work.”
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