Israel Railways

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רכבת ישראל בע"מ
Israel Railways Ltd.
خطوط السكك الحديدية الإسرائيلية
state owned
Traded as TASERAIL.B2
Industry Railways
Headquarters Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station, Tel Aviv, Israel
Area served
Israel
Key people
Shahar Ayalon (CEO)
Services Rail transport, Cargo transport
Revenue Increase 940+ million[1] (2015)
Increase 1 billion[2] (2016)
Increase1.5 billion[3] (2014)
Owner Government of Israel
Number of employees
1,900 (2015)
Website www.rail.co.il
רכבת ישראל
Israel Railways
Flag of Israel Railways.svg
Israel Railways train 277 Benyamina-Ashqelon14-05-12.jpg
Locale  Israel
Dates of operation 1948–present
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification In the process of conversion to electric
Length 1,138 km
Website www.rail.co.il

Israel Railways corporation Ltd., dba Israel Railways (Hebrew: רַכֶּבֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל‬, Rakevet Yisra'el, Arabic: خطوط السكك الحديدية الإسرائيلية‎) is the state-owned principal railway company responsible for all inter-city, commuter, and freight rail transport in Israel. All its lines are standard gauge. The network is centered in Israel's densely populated coastal plain, from which lines radiate out in many directions. In 2017, the Israel Railways carried 65 million passengers.

Unlike road vehicles and city trams, Israeli railway trains run on the left hand tracks, matching neighboring Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries, whose formerly connected rail networks were constructed by British engineers.

Until 1980, the company’s head office was located at the Haifa Center HaShmona railway station. Tzvi Tzafriri, the general manager of Israel Railways, decided to move the head office to the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station. In 2017, the company’s head office was moved to a new campus built on the grounds of the Lod railway station.

Stations[edit]

There are sixty-two stations with three under construction on the Israel railways network, with almost all of the stations equipped with accessibility help for disabled, audio system, vending machines and parking.

Bicycle policy[edit]

Bicycles are permitted on board the train in designated coaches from Sunday to Thursday between 09:00-15:00 and 19:00-06:00. On Fridays bicycles are permitted at all hours while on Saturdays bicycles are not permitted at any time.

Folding bicycles are allowed onto the train during all hours of operation, without a dedicated carrying case. The bicycle is required to be folded prior to entering the premises of the station. Tricycles are illegal at all times.[4]

Smoking[edit]

In Israel, smoking is prohibited in public enclosed places or commercial areas via several laws: particularly, since 1983, the "Israel Clean Air Act" (חוק אוויר נקי לישראל (in Hebrew)).[5] The law was amended in 2007 so that owners are held accountable for smoking in premises under their responsibility. The second means by which smoking is regulated in Israel is via the environmental hazard law,[6] and via criminal law smoking (or the introduction of second-hand smoke) may even be considered an assault.[7][8] Although smoking in railway stations is allowed at designated zones of the station, the sale of tobacco from automated vending machines is prohibited.

List of stations[edit]

Israel Railways Route Map
Nahariya
Karmiel
Acre
Ahihud
Kiryat Motzkin
Beit She'an
Kiryat Haim
Afula
Hutzot HaMifratz
Migdal HaEmek–
Kfar Baruch
Yokneam/Kfar Yehoshua
HaMifrats Central
Haifa Center HaShmona
Haifa Bat Galim
Haifa Hof HaCarmel
Atlit
future link to
Herzliya and Tel Aviv
Binyamina
Ra'anana West
Caesarea-Pardes Hanna
Ra'anana South
Hadera West
Hod Hasharon Sokolov
Netanya
Kfar Saba – Nordau
Netanya Sapir
Rosh HaAyin Tzafon
Beit Yehoshua
Petah Tikva Segula
Herzliya
Petah Tikva Kiryat Arye
Bnei Brak
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv Savidor Central
Tel Aviv HaShalom
Tel Aviv HaHagana
Holon Junction
Ben Gurion Airport Ben Gurion Airport
Holon-Wolfson
Kfar Chabad
Paatei Modi'in
Lod Ganei Aviv
Modi'in Central
Lod
Jerusalem–Yitzhak Navon
under construction
Bat Yam-Yoseftal
Bat Yam-Komemiyut
Be'er Ya'akov
Rishon LeZion HaRishonim
Ramla
Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan
Rehovot
Yavne West
Beit Shemesh
Yavne East
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
Ashdod Ad Halom
Jerusalem Malha
Ashkelon
Mazkeret Batya
under construction
Sderot
Kiryat Malachi - Yoav
under construction
Netivot
Kiryat Gat
Ofakim
Lehavim-Rahat
Goral Junction
Be'er Sheva North/University
Dimona
Be'er Sheva Center
Station City District
Nahariya Nahariya Northern District
Akko (Acre) Acre
Afula Afula
Beit She'an Beit She'an
Migdal HaEmek – Kfar Baruchh Kfar Baruch
Yokneam – Kfar Yehoshua Kfar Yehoshua
Ahihud Ahihud
Karmiel Karmiel
Kiryat Motzkin Kiryat Motzkin Haifa District
Kiryat Haim Haifa
Hutzot HaMifratz Haifa
HaMifrats Central Haifa
Haifa Center HaShmona Haifa
Haifa Bat Galim Haifa
Haifa Hof HaCarmel Haifa
Atlit Atlit
Binyamina Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Caesarea-Pardes Hanna Pardes Hanna-Karkur + Caesarea
Hadera Ma'arav Hadera
Netanya Netanya Central District
Netanya Sapir Netanya
Beit Yehoshua Beit Yehoshua
Ra'anana West Ra'anana
Ra'anana South Ra'anana
Hod Hasharon Sokolov Hod HaSharon
Kfar Saba – Nordau Kfar Saba
Rosh HaAyin North Rosh HaAyin
Petah Tikva Sgula Petah Tikva
Petah Tikva Kiryat Aryeh Petah Tikva
Bnei Brak Bnei Brak Tel Aviv District
Herzliya Herzliya
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Savidor Central Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv HaShalom Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv HaHagana Tel Aviv
Ben Gurion Airport Ben Gurion Airport Central District
Paatei Modi'in Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
Modi'in Central Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
Ramla Ramla
Beit Shemesh Beit Shemesh Jerusalem District
Biblical Zoo Jerusalem
Jerusalem Malha Jerusalem
Holon Junction Holon Tel Aviv District
Holon-Wolfson Holon
Bat Yam-Yoseftal Bat Yam
Bat Yam-Komemiyut Bat Yam
Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan Rishon LeZion Central District
Rishon LeZion HaRishonim Rishon LeZion
Rehovot Rehovot
Yavne West Yavne
Yavne East Yavne
Ashdod Ad Halom Ashdod Southern District
Ashkelon Ashkelon
Sderot Sderot
Netivot Netivot
Ofakim Ofakim
Kiryat Gat Kiryat Gat
Lehavim-Rahat Lehavim + Rahat
Beersheba North Beersheba
Beersheba Center Beersheba
Dimona Dimona

Lines[edit]

Topological diagram of Israel Railways passenger services
Regional map of past and present railway lines

Israel Railways' passenger routes are divided into ten operational lines and three lines under construction:

Line Terminus (start) Intermediate stations Terminus (end)
Nahariya–Ashkelon Nahariya AkkoKiryat MotzkinKiryat HaimHutzot HaMifratzHaMifrats CentralHaifa CenterHaifa Bat GalimHaifa Hof HaCarmelAtlitBinyaminaCaesarea-Pardes HannaHadera WestNetanyaBeit YehoshuaHerzliyaTel Aviv UniversityTel Aviv CenterTel Aviv HaShalomTel Aviv HaHaganaHolon JunctionHolon WolfsonBat Yam YoseftalBat Yam KomemiyutRishon LeZion Moshe DayanYavne WestAshdod Ad Halom Ashkelon
Tel Aviv–Ra'anana Tel Aviv University Bnei BrakPetah Tikva Kiryat AryehPetah Tikva SgulaRosh HaAyin NorthKfar Saba – NordauHod HaSharon SokolovRa'anana South Ra'anana West
Tel Aviv–Lod Tel Aviv HaHagana Kfar ChabadLod Ganei AvivLod Rishon LeZion HaRishonim
Tel Aviv–Modi'in Tel Aviv HaHagana Ben Gurion AirportPa'atei Modi'in Modi'in Center
Lod–Ashkelon Lod Be'er Ya'akovRehovotYavne EastAshdod Ad Halom Ashkelon
Lod–Be'er Sheva Lod RamlaKiryat GatLehavim-RahatBe'er Sheva North Be'er Sheva Center
Lod–Jerusalem Lod RamlaBeit ShemeshBiblical Zoo Jerusalem Malha
Tel Aviv–Jerusalem Tel Aviv HaHagana Ben Gurion Airport Jerusalem Binyanei HaUma
Ashkelon–Be'er Sheva Ashkelon SderotNetivotOfakim Be'er Sheva North
Akko–Karmiel Akko Ahihud Karmiel
Be'er Sheva–Eilat Be'er Sheva North Be'er Sheva CenterNevatim - DimonaHatzevaSapirParanYahelYotvataRamon AirportShchoretEilat Eilat Port
Haifa–Beit She'an Haifa Center HaMifrats CentralKfar Yehoshua – Yokne'amMigdal HaEmek – Kfar BaruchAfula Beit She'an
Beersheba–Arad Be'er Sheva North Be'er Sheva NorthNevatim - Kuseife - Arad Arad

Future[edit]

The flagship project of Israel Railways is the construction of an improved rail line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The line will begin as an extension of the current railway to Ben Gurion Airport and Modi'in, and will terminate in a new underground station beside the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. An additional proposal will connect Modi'in to Jerusalem if built by connecting to the aforementioned line.[9]

A 23.5 kilometres (14.6 mi) line from the city of Acre, on the Mediterranean coast, to Karmiel was completed in March 2017, with service expected to begin summer 2017; it is planned to be extended north to the north-eastern town of Qiryat Shemona, with future stations also planned for Jadeidi-Makr and Majd al-Krum, though there is no timetable for construction. This line will be fully electrified.[10] [11]

In 2011 the reconstruction and expansion of the 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, formerly abandoned Jezreel Valley railway line connecting Haifa and Beit Shean (near the Jordanian border) started. This was completed in 2016. There has been talk of further extending the line to Irbid, in Jordan (to allow a direct freight connection from Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea), however no decision has yet been made on this matter. Another proposed extension under discussion would connect the reconstructed Jezreel Valley railway at Afula to Tiberias.[12]

In May 2017, an extension of the railway from Arad via Kuseife was approved. The line would connect to the existing Beersheba-Dimona rail line at the proposed new station at Nevatim.[13]

Rolling stock[edit]

Current[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Class Image Type Top speed Number Remarks Built
mph km/h
EMD G12 Haifa, Israel Railway Museum IMG 6204.JPG DE locomotive 27 Bo-Bo.[14] Israel imported 23 from EMD 1954–62 and captured four more from Egyptian National Railways in the 1967 Six-Day War. Some have been withdrawn and one (No. 107) is now in the Israel Railway Museum in Haifa.[15] No. 106 was withdrawn after sabotage. Nos. 119 & 123 withdrawn after incidents. No. 130 never in service due to Six-Day War. 1954–62
EMD G26 G26-Lod-11-08-06.jpg DE locomotive 12 [16] 1971–82
T44 131-151.jpg DE locomotive 60 100 1 [17] EMD prime mover. 1989?
EMD GT26CW-2 GT26CW2-IR701.jpg DE locomotive 11 Number 701 is an original EMD unit delivered in 1989. 710-719 are NRE NGT26 variants which are completely rebuilt units delivered to Israel Railways between August 2015 and August 2017. 1989
Alstom Prima JT 42CW 708-709-115.jpg DE locomotive 68 110 8 Series 702-709. EMD prime mover. 1996
Alstom Prima JT 42BW Diesel Locomotive Alstom Heifa.jpg DE locomotive 87 140 48 Series 731-778. EMD prime mover. 1996–2006
GA DE900 locomotives GA-DE900AC.jpg DE locomotive 50 80 3 Series 261-263. Nowadays used only for shunting. Only non-EMD powered diesel locomotives in IR's fleet. 1997
Vossloh Euro 3200 קטר של רכבת ישראל המצוייד במערכת האינדונזי 2014-05-11 18-57.jpeg DE locomotive 100 160 24 Series 1301–1324. With modifications capable of 200 km/h. EMD prime mover. 2011–13
Vossloh Euro 4000 Euro 4000 Israel Railways.JPG DE locomotive 80 130 14 Series 1401–1414. EMD prime mover. 2011
Bombardier TRAXX P160 AC3 TRAXX P160 AC3 3001 and 139 558-1.jpg Electric locomotive 100 160 62 (32 options)[10] Ordered in 2015.[10] 25kV 50Hz AC operation. 6MW electric output. Initial delivery began in 2017. 2017

Multiple Units[edit]

Class Image Top speed Number Remarks Built
mph km/h
ABB Scandia IC3 DMU IC3 -7044 Herzelia 27-4-2012.jpg 112[18] 180[18] 9 sets (42-50) The introduction of IC3-trains in the early 1990s marked the beginning of a political recommitment to major improvements in the services of Israel Railways.

Each IC3 set is composed of 3 cars and multiple sets may be joined together. Sets 42-50 purchased from SJ in 2005. 31 was scrapped after an incident near Revadim on 10 August 2006.[19] 19, 21, 25 possibly out of service.

1990
IC3 7039 ISRAEL RAIL EFI ELIAN.jpg 100[18] 160[18] 10 sets (01-10) 1992
31 sets (11-41) 1994–96
Siemens Desiro HC EMU 100 160 ~60 sets (330 cars) Siemens won tender in September 2017.[20][21] Tender called for two basic double-deck sets: short (composed of 4 units) and long (6 units). 2019

Carriages[edit]

Class Image Type Top speed Number Remarks Built
mph km/h
Alstom GEC ALSTHOM DMU at Haifa.jpg single deck push-pull 100 160 37 Assembled in Israel by Haargaz. 5 generator/driving coaches, 32 carriages.[22] 1996
Bombardier Double-deck Coach Lod-Station26-08-07.jpg double deck push-pull (DDPP)[23] 87 140 (to be retro-fitted to 160) 24 Driving- and generator trailer (PC-103) series 401-424. Two trailers out of operation[24] 2001–04
68 Coaches (TC-101) series 425-490. Four trailers out of operation[24] 2001–04
7 Driving- and generator trailer (PC-103) series 501-507.[24] 2005–06
18 Coaches (TC-101) series 521-538.[24] 2005–06
82 Coaches (TC-101) series 2201–2394.[24] 2005–06
Siemens Viaggio Light Siemens Israel.jpg single deck push-pull[25][26] 100 160 87 Three types: standard coach (901-953[27] ), standard coach with wheelchair accessible toilets (825-849[27]) and DVT with diesel generator (801-810[27]).[28] First stock in service on 8 March 2009[29] 2008
single deck push-pull[30] 31 2011
Bombardier Double-deck Coach DD entering Haifa Bat-Galim.jpg double deck push-pull[31] 87/100 140/160 78 Further coaches were ordered from Bombardier in 2010. 2011
Bombardier Double-deck Coach double deck push-pull[32] 100 160 72 Ordered in 2012 and delivered from the end of March 2014. Similar in overall appearance to previous DDPP sets but capable of higher speeds and advanced safety measures. First rolling stock capable of operating on the future 25 kV 50 Hz High-speed railway to Jerusalem. 2014
Bombardier Double-deck Coach double deck push-pull 100 160 93 Twindexx. Similar in overall appearance to previous DDPP sets. Sixty Ordered in 2016 and a further 33 in mid-2017. 2018
Bombardier Double-deck Coach double deck push-pull 100 160 54 Twindexx. Similar in overall appearance to previous DDPP sets. Electric operation only (no diesel generator installed in control car). Ordered in late 2017. 2019

Retired[edit]

Class Image Type Top speed Number Remarks Built
mph km/h
Baldwin H class Haifa1931.jpg Steam locomotive 6 Series 7-12 (H2), 13-17 (H3), 33 of series 871-920. Taken over from Palestine Railways. Last went out of service in 1959 and scrapped in '60. 1918
NBL/Borsig Egyptian 545 class Steam locomotive 4 5 captured during 1956 Israeli invasion of Sinai on the former Palestine Railways main line between El Kantara East and Gaza: numbers 546, 550 and 557 (NBL) and numbers 607 and 613 (Borsig). 4 taken into stock and used them around Lod in central Israel for 1–2 years. Withdrawn and scrapped in 1959. 1928, 1931
NBL P class 4-6-0 Israel Railways P-Class loco.jpg Steam locomotive 6 Series 60-65. Taken over from Palestine Railways. Last went out of service in 1959 and scrapped in '60. Tender of 62 preserved in Railway Museum. 1935
LMS Stanier Class 8F IL steam engine.jpg Steam locomotive 23 Series around 70513. Taken over from Palestine Railways. Last went out of service in 1958. One (the 24th) stranded 8F, 70372 (NBL works no. 24680), on a small section of the main line near Tulkarm on the West Bank side of the 1949 Armistice line.It remained there, increasingly derelict, until after the 1967 Israeli 6 day war. The Israelis finally removed and scrapped it in about 1973. A similar 8F of TCDD 70414 preserved at Be'er Sheva Turkish Railway Station 1935–46
USATC S100 Class S100Design.png Steam locomotive 2 Number 21 &22 (class 957?). Transported from Europe to Suez in September 1942. To Palestine Railways, later Army. Later to Israel Railways.[33] 1 1942
SAFB (GM-EMD) DE locomotive 68 110 3 BoBo. In service until 1998.[22] First diesel locomotive in IR's service 1951–52
Esslingen Israel Railways Esslingen LHB 1956.jpg DMU 12 Similar to German VT08. 3-car sets (powered coaches 1-12, intermediate coaches 1-12, driving coaches 1-12), some later extended to 4-unit sets (with intermediate coaches 13-22).[34] In the early sixties converted to non-powered coaches in push-pull service because of high maintenance costs. Withdrawn in 1979. Some carriages continued in regular services from 1992 until nineties as 111-117.[22] One trailer should be preserved by the Country Museum in Tel Aviv 1956
Esslingen Israel Railways Esslingen locomotive 228-1959.jpg DE locomotive 18 Series 211-229. Similar to DB Class V 60. In the mid-1960s, the Esslingen factory was closed. As a result, some almost-new locomotives were cannibalised for parts.[35] One example preserved at the Railway Museum and another at the Jezreel Valley railway heritage site in Elro'i. 1955–56
EMD G16 IsraelRailwaysLoco163.jpg DE locomotive 3 Co-Co. During the Six-Day War Israel captured Egyptian Railways 3304, 3329 and 3361 which were appropriated into Israel Railways stock as numbers 301-303, later 161–163.[36] All have now been withdrawn from service but 163 (formerly ER 3361) is preserved at the Israel Railway Museum. 1960–61
O&K carriages 8 3rd class coaches similar to German Eilzugwagen. Seating however different with 2+3 seat arrangement and 96 seats.[37] 1955
Carel et Fouché (fr) CarF JT42BW1.jpg carriages 14 Picture: first carriage. Series 71-84 1961
Boris Kidrič/Metalka "Yugo" carriages 43 Series 601-643. 610 converted to half passenger carriage, half generator car. Some other were converted to full generator carriages.[38][39] 621 in 2009 used as office in red colors in Bnei Brak.[40] 1964–72
DEV-Inox Carel et Fouché Voiture SNCF DEV Inox 1.jpg carriages 8 Bought from SNCF in 1994 (Series 91-98). Original 1st class A9TJ-mainline carriage U64. Declassified to B10 1/2TJ in eighties. Scrapped in 2006.[41] 1 preserved in Railway Museum. 1965
British Railways Mark 2 TSO carriages 8 or 12 Bought from British Railways in 1977 (Series 681-688). 1 preserved in Railway Museum.[22][42] 1970
FIAT 7225 Railcar 80 128 0 10 ordered. After 8 were finished, the order was cancelled for unclear reasons. Italian literature wrote because of the Yom Kippur War. All ten units were sold to Ferrocarril del Pacifico and Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico in Mexico,[43][44] where they entered service in 1975.[45] 1970/1973[45]

Organizational structure[edit]

In 2017, Israel Railways founded a Tunnels Unit that is responsible for the daily operation of railway tunnels, including lighting, air circulation, etc. and managing emergencies.[46]

Performance[edit]

Statistics
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 1991[47] 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004[48] 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Passengers (million) 1.6[49] 4.4 4.1 3.3 2.5 2.9 4.8 5.1 5.6 6.4 8.8 12.7 15.1 17.5 19.8 22.9 26.8 28.4 31.8 35.1 35.9 35.9 35.9 40.4 45[50] 48.5[51] 53[52] 59.5[53] 64.6[54]
Revenue (passenger) (million NIS)[55][56] 53 86 250 644 636 617 683 761 796 835 847
Revenue (freight) (million NIS)[55][56] 180 212 213 112 147 148 136 146 161 160 186
Total Revenue (million NIS) 324 393 574 814 840 813 866 961 1,007 1,042 1,088
Passenger-kilometers (million)[55][56] 170 267 781 2,011 1,986 1,927 2,133 2,376 2,485 2,608 2,645
Train-kilometers (passenger, million)[55][56] 3.812 9.375 8.905 8.767 8.348 10.035 11.17 12.101 12.92
Train-kilometers (cargo, thousand)[55][56] 1,498 1,571 1,609 1,508 1,556 1,584 1,782 1,817 2,063
Ton-kilometers (cargo, million)[55][56] 1,173 799 1,062 1,099 1,011 1,058 1,165 1,155 1,404
Network length (km)[55][56][57] 940 858 926 1,001 1,035 1,079 1,138 1,153 1,194 1,277 1,337 1,384

Notable accidents[edit]

  • On 26 December 1963 two passenger trains on the then single-track main line linking Tel Aviv and Haifa collided head-on at Bet Yehoshua just south of Netanya.[58] The northbound train had passed a red signal and its locomotive rode over and crushed the locomotive of the southbound train.[59] None of the coaches was derailed but a coupler broke in the northbound train detaching the rear three coaches.[60] The continuous train brake should have then automatically stopped the detached coaches but it had not been connected properly so they started to roll back southwards.[60] 55 people were injured but only three seriously enough to be detained in hospital.[60] The two head-end crews survived but their locomotives, EMD G12s 105 and 118, were destroyed.[60]
  • HaBonim disaster: On 11 June 1985 a train collided with a bus carrying school children, killing 19 children and 3 adults, near moshav HaBonim.[61]
  • On 21 June 2005 an IC3 train crashed into a freight truck near kibbutz Revadim, killing 8 and injuring 198.[62]
  • 8 July 2005, a train collided with a truck between Kiryat Gat and Ahuzam, resulting the death of the train driver and 38 injuries.[63][64] On February 2012 a plea bargain had been set[65] for the Revadim crash.
  • On 12 June 2006 a train crashed into a truck near Beit Yehoshua, killing 5 and injuring from 77 to over 80.[66][67]
  • On 27 December 2009 a train crashed into a car near Kiryat Gat. The driver proceeded without regard to the train checkpoint on the road. The train struck his car and he was killed.[68]
  • On 5 August 2010 a train crashed into a minibus near Kiryat Gat, killing 7 and injuring 6. The minibus was hit at 19:05 GMT+3 on Route 353, apparently as it tried to pass over a level crossing.[69][70]
  • On 28 December 2010 a fire started in a train near kibbutz Yakum, probably because of a short circuit, injuring 116.[71]
  • On 7 April 2011 two trains collided frontally near Netanya, injuring 59.[72]
  • On 4 October 2013, two men walking along railroad tracks in the Emek Hefer valley industrial zone were killed by a train.[73]
  • On 18 December 2013, a Beersheba-bound train collided with a group of camels walking along railroad tracks at the Segev Shalom Junction in the Negev, killing 14 camels. The incident caused massive delays in train traffic.[74]
  • On 29 December 2013, an Israel Railways worker was run down and killed by a train near Lod.[75]
  • On 15 March 2016, an Israel Railways locomotive crashed into freight wagons, injuring 6.[76]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cotterell, Paul (1986). The Railways of Palestine and Israel. Tourret Publishing. ISBN 0-905878-04-3. 

References[edit]

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