Following last Tuesday’s fire in a train south of Netanya, now thought to have
been caused by a mechanical fault, Israel Railways has taken all railcars of
this type out of service. As a result, there is a serious shortage of rolling
stock, and until further notice there will be no trains on the following lines:
Hod Hasharon- Tel Aviv-Rishonim; Beersheba North-Dimona; Tel Aviv- Ramle-Beit
Shemesh-Jerusalem; Haifa Hof Hacarmel- Kiryat Motzkin.
bought monthly or weekly season tickets for these lines will be able to get a
refund at stations. For updates on the situation, see www.rail.co.il or call