Israel Railways

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich and Israel Railways CEO Michael Maixner inaugurate the exte
Direct Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Savidor train services to begin May 24

Train services are expected to gradually recommence on some lines on May 17 following the lifting of some coronavirus restrictions, with all stations and routes due to open on June 1.

11/05/2020
The first direct train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (December 21, 2019).
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway extended to Savidor Central station

Direct trains between Tel Aviv's Hahagana Station and Jerusalem's Yitzhak Navon Station commenced in late December, more than a decade later than first planned.

05/04/2020
The first direct train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (December 21, 2019).
Israel to build a rail line from Ben-Gurion Airport to the Western Wall

Trains that run from Beersheba through Lod to Tel Aviv will resume operation, including on motzei Shabbat and weeknights.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/02/2020
Israel's new high-speed rail line travels on its tracks near Jerusalem September 25, 2018
Israel Railways sued after woman asked to change carriage for men prayers

According to the suit, "it was disruptive that she was present...during prayer." The company, however, claims that it was the woman who complained about the prayer, and was offered, not told to move.

The first direct train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (December 21, 2019).
First direct trains between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv commence operations

The 57 km.-long electrified railway link was first approved in 2001 and originally scheduled to open in 2008.

A media tour showcases the last stages of the construction of the new high-speed railway between Tel
Tel Aviv - Jerusalem railway to commence operations on December 21

More than a decade overdue, the railway will finally carry its first passengers.

12/12/2019
A train passes through Savidor Center Station, Tel Aviv.
Daily test runs begin on high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway

Passengers currently wishing to travel between the two stations are required to change trains at Ben-Gurion Airport.

17/11/2019
Israel Railways trains
Lone soldier claims he was beaten by Israel Rail employees

One employee reportedly took the soldier's military ID card while another called him derogatory names.

An Israel Railways train.
Vandals sabotage train systems, might result in service disruptions

The culprits sabotaged and destroyed hundreds of meters of communication lines near Lod, Channel 13 reported.

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