(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
An Israel Railways train that broke down on the single track between
Ashkelon and Rehovot caused massive delays for commuters Wednesday
Approximately an hour after the malfunction, Israel Railways reported
that the problem was fixed and that trains were once again moving in
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Another problem with a Kiryat Gat train that originated in Beersheba had
also been fixed. Israel Railways has promised that some passengers
will be compensated for their delays, but did not specify which ones.
Despite a court blocking railway employees' recent attempts to strike,
the trains have encountered constant problems, with delays occurring on
an almost daily basis.
Commuters hoping to avoid train traffic may not have fared better; a bus
headed to Jerusalem also broke down Wednesday, causing an hour of
delays for road commuters.