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Israel Railways is the principal passenger railway operating company in Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

, and is responsible for all inter-city
Inter-city rail
Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.There is no precise definition of inter-city rail. Its meaning may vary from country to country...

 and suburban rail way passenger and freight traffic in the country. All its lines are standard gauge
Standard gauge
The standard gauge is a widely-used track gauge . Approximately 60% of the world's existing railway lines are built to this gauge...

. The network is centered in Israel's densely populated coastal plain, from which lines radiate out in many directions. Unlike road vehicles (including trams), Israeli railway trains run on the left hand tracks.

Lines



Plans are to divide Israel Railways' passenger routes into eight operational lines:
Terminus (north)Intermediate stationsTerminus (south)Major destinations
Nahariya
Nahariya Railway Station
Nahariya Railway Station is a train station serving the city of Nahariya and the surrounding towns and villages of the Western Galilee region.It is the northern-most passenger station in Israel and is currently the terminus of the North-South coastal line....

Akko - Kiryat Motzkin - Kiryat Haim - Hutzot HaMifratz
Hutzot HaMifratz Railway Station
Hutzot HaMifratz Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station serving Hutzot HaMifratz Mall , Israel's largest open-air mall, and the surrounding Haifa-Bay industrial zone just north of Haifa.-Location:...

 - Lev HaMifratz
Lev HaMifratz Railway Station
Lev HaMifratz Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station in Haifa, Israel, serving Lev HaMifratz Mall , one of Haifa's largest malls, and the surrounding Haifa-Bay industrial zone just north of Haifa.-Location:...

 - Haifa Center - Haifa Bat Galim
Haifa Bat Galim Railway Station
Haifa Bat Galim Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station situated on the coastal railway line and serves the city of Haifa. The station takes its name from the neighborhood of Bat Galim, where it is located...

 - Haifa Hof HaCarmel - Atlit
Atlit Railway Station
Atlit Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station serving the town of Atlit as well as the Surrounding rural communities and military bases.- Location :...

 - Binyamina
Binyamina Railway Station
Binyamina Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in the region of Binyamina-Giv'at Ada and serves these towns, as well as Zikhron Ya'akov, Or Akiva and other small communities in the area.- Location :...

 - Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University Railway Station
Tel Aviv University Railway Station is an Israel Railways station in northern Tel Aviv, Israel. It is officially named Tel Aviv Universita – Merkaz HaYeridim in Hebrew , due to its proximity to Tel Aviv University and the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center.The station has four platforms...

 - Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station - Tel Aviv HaShalom
Tel Aviv HaShalom Railway Station
Tel Aviv HaShalom Railway Station is one of the busiest railway stations in Israel, serving most lines of Israel Railways. It is located on HaShalom Interchange over Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv...

 - Tel Aviv HaHagana
Tel Aviv HaHagana Railway Station
Tel Aviv HaHagana Railway Station is an Israel Railways station in Tel Aviv. It is Tel Aviv's southernmost railway station, located some 400 meters to the east of Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. It is located between the lanes of the Ayalon Highway, just north of where Highway 1 splits from it...

 - Lod
Lod Railway Station
Lod Railway Station is an Israel Railways station in Lod, Israel, served by most railway lines of Israel Railways. The station is located in the HaRakevet district of south Lod. In December 2006, Lod Station served a daily average of 7,786 passengers....

 - Kiryat Gat
Kiryat Gat Railway Station
Kiryat Gat Railway Station is a station on the Israel Railways lines between Tel Aviv and Be'er Sheva, serving Kiryat Gat. It is located in the industrial zone in the east of Kiryat Gat. The station was first opened in July 1960, but was closed form 1979 to 1997...

 - Lehavim - Beersheba North
Be'er Sheva North Railway Station
Be'er Sheva North Railway Station is an Israel Railways station in Beersheba. It is a stop on the intercity line from Tel Aviv and Nahariya, and the terminus of the Beersheba - Dimona spur....

Beersheba Center
Be'er Sheva Center Railway Station
Be'er Sheva Center Railway Station is an Israel Railways terminal in Be'er Sheva on the main intercity line from Nahariya to Be'er Sheva. The station is located in Yitzhak Ben Zvi St. near the Be'er Sheva central bus station and HaNegev Mall....

Nahariya
Nahariya
Nahariya is the northernmost coastal city in Israel, with an estimated population of 51,200.-History:Nahariya was founded by German Jewish immigrants from the Fifth Aliyah in the 1930s...

 - Akko
Acre, Israel
Acre , is a city in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the country....

 - HaKrayot - Haifa
Haifa
Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 268,000. Another 300,000 people live in towns directly adjacent to the city including the cities of the Krayot, as well as, Tirat Carmel, Daliyat al-Karmel and Nesher...

 - Atlit - Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Binyamina-Giv'at Ada is a town in the Haifa District of Israel. It is the result of the 2003 merger between the two local councils of Binyamina and Giv'at Ada. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , the population of Binyamina-Giv'at Ada was 12,000 at the end of 2009...

 / Or Akiva - Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv , officially Tel Aviv-Yafo , is the second most populous city in Israel, with a population of 404,400 on a land area of . The city is located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline in west-central Israel. It is the largest and most populous city in the metropolitan area of Gush Dan, with...

 / Ramat Gan - Lod
Lod
Lod is a city located on the Sharon Plain southeast of Tel Aviv in the Center District of Israel. At the end of 2010, it had a population of 70,000, roughly 75 percent Jewish and 25 percent Arab.The name is derived from the Biblical city of Lod...

 - Kiryat Gat - Lehavim
Lehavim
Lehavim is a town in the Southern District of Israel, in the northern Negev desert. Founded in 1983, it is located 15 km north of Beersheba. In 2009, the population was 6,000. -History:...

 / Rahat
Rahat
Rahat is a predominantly Bedouin city in the South District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 51,700...

 - Beersheba
Beersheba
Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", it is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of 194,300....

Kiryat Motzkin Kiryat Haim - Hutzot HaMifratz
Hutzot HaMifratz Railway Station
Hutzot HaMifratz Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station serving Hutzot HaMifratz Mall , Israel's largest open-air mall, and the surrounding Haifa-Bay industrial zone just north of Haifa.-Location:...

 - Lev HaMifratz
Lev HaMifratz Railway Station
Lev HaMifratz Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station in Haifa, Israel, serving Lev HaMifratz Mall , one of Haifa's largest malls, and the surrounding Haifa-Bay industrial zone just north of Haifa.-Location:...

 - Haifa Center - Haifa Bat Galim
Haifa Bat Galim Railway Station
Haifa Bat Galim Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station situated on the coastal railway line and serves the city of Haifa. The station takes its name from the neighborhood of Bat Galim, where it is located...

Haifa Hof HaCarmel HaKrayot - Haifa
Haifa
Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 268,000. Another 300,000 people live in towns directly adjacent to the city including the cities of the Krayot, as well as, Tirat Carmel, Daliyat al-Karmel and Nesher...

Binyamina
Binyamina Railway Station
Binyamina Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in the region of Binyamina-Giv'at Ada and serves these towns, as well as Zikhron Ya'akov, Or Akiva and other small communities in the area.- Location :...

Caesarea-Pardes Hanna
Caesarea-Pardes Hanna Railway Station
Caesarea-Pardes Hanna Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station between the local council Pardes Hanna-Karkur and Caesarea's industrial zone, and serves these towns, their large industrial zones, as well as Or Akiva and other small communities in the area.- Location :The station is...

 - Hadera Ma'arav - Netanya
Netanya Railway Station
Netanya Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in the city of Netanya and serves the city, with its large industrial zones, as well as other small communities in the area.-Location:...

 - Beit Yehoshua
Beit Yehoshua Railway Station
Beit Yehoshua Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in Beit Yehoshua and serves the village and the southern part of the city of Netanya, with its large industrial zones, as well as other small communities in the area.-Train service:...

 - Herzliya
Herzliya Railway Station
Herzliya Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in the city of Herzliya. The station has 3 platforms with a design which can accommodate a fourth platform in the future...

 - Tel Aviv University - Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station - Tel Aviv HaShalom - Tel Aviv HaHagana - Kfar Habad
Kfar Habad Railway Station
The Kfar Habad Railway Station is a railway station in the central Israeli town of Kfar Habad. The station lies between Lod, and Tel Aviv HaHagana. It is served by trains on the line between Binyamina and Ashkelon. The town of Kfar Habad is a Haredi town affiliated to the Chabad movement...

 - Lod - Be'er Ya'akov
Be'er Ya'akov Railway Station
Be'er Ya'akov railway station, is a railway station in the Israeli town of Be'er Ya'akov, the station is located at the southern end of the town, roughly 2 miles east of Ness Ziona and 2.5 miles south east of Rishon LeZion.-Access:...

 - Rehovot
Rehovot Railway Station
Rehovot Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in the city of Rehovot. It serves the city, the Weizmann Institute of Science and the nearby science industries park, as well as the city of Ness Ziona...

 - Yavne
Yavne Railway Station
Yavne Railway Station is a railway station in Yavne, Israel. It is on the suburban line Binyamina/Netanya – Tel Aviv – Rehovot/Ashkelon...

 - Ashdod
Ashdod Ad Halom Railway Station
Ashdod Ad Halom Railway Station is a railway station in Ashdod, Israel. It is on the suburban line Binyamina/Netanya - Tel Aviv - Rehovot/Ashkelon. Ashdod Ad Halom Station was opened in June 1995 and was fully rebuilt in 2003...

Ashkelon
Ashkelon Railway Station
Ashkelon Railway Station is a railway station in Ashkelon, Israel. It's a suburban terminus on the line Binyamina/Netanya - Tel Aviv - Rehovot/Ashkelon. The station was in service on the line to Egypt before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War....

Binyamina / Or Akiva - Caesarea Industrial Zone / Pardes Hanna-Karkur
Pardes Hanna-Karkur
Pardes Hanna-Karkur is a town in the Haifa District of Israel. In 2009, it had a population of 31,800.-History:In 1913, 15 square kilometers of land was purchased by the Hachsharat Hayishuv society from Arabs in Jenin and Haifa for 400,000 francs...

 - Hadera
Hadera
Hadera is a city located in the Haifa District of Israel approximately from the major cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. The city is located along of the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain...

 - Beit Yehoshua
Beit Yehoshua
Beit Yehoshua is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain near Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 784....

 / Even Yehuda - Herzliya
Herzliya
Herzliya is a city in the central coast of Israel, at the western part of the Tel Aviv District. It has a population of 87,000 residents. Named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, Herzliya covers an area of 26 km²...

 - Tel Aviv / Ramat Gan - Kfar Habad - Lod - Be'er Ya'akov - Rehovot
Rehovot
Rehovot is a city in the Center District of Israel, about south of Tel Aviv. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 112,700. Rehovot's official website estimates the population at 114,000.Rehovot was built on the site of Doron,...

 / Ness Ziona
Ness Ziona
Ness Ziona is a city in central Israel founded in 1883. At the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 38,100, and its jurisdiction was 15,579 dunams.-Nahalat Reuben:...

 - Yavne
Yavne
Yavne is a city in the Central District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a population of 33,000.-History:...

 - Ashdod - Ashkelon
Ashkelon
Ashkelon is a coastal city in the South District of Israel on the Mediterranean coast, south of Tel Aviv, and north of the border with the Gaza Strip. The ancient seaport of Ashkelon dates back to the Neolithic Age...

 / Kfar Silver
Kfar Silver
Kfar Silver is a youth village in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 316....

Hod Hasharon Kfar Saba - Rosh HaAyin Tzafon - Petah Tikva Segula
Petah Tikva Segula Railway Station
The Petah Tikva Segula Railway Station is a suburban passenger railway station in Israel, operated by Israel Railways.It is located in northeast Petah Tikva at the Yarkonim shopping district across the Segula industrial zone and is separated from the rest of the city....

 - Kiryat Arye - Bnei Brak
Bnei Brak Railway Station
Bnei Brak Railway Station is a suburban passenger railway station in Israel, operated by Israel Railways. It is located near the Bnei Brak – Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak – Tel Aviv borders next to the Ayalon Mall and the Ramat Gan Stadium...

 - Tel Aviv University - Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station - Tel Aviv HaShalom - Tel Aviv HaHagana - Lod Ganei Aviv - Lod
Rishon LeZion HaRishonim
Rishon LeZion HaRishonim Railway Station
Rishon LeZion - HaRishonim Railway Station is a station of Israel Railways in Rishon LeZion, part of the Kfar Sava – Rishon LeZion line. The station is located in the southern area of the city, in the middle of HaRishonim Interchange, at the intersection of the new Highway 431 and Route 412...

Kfar Sava / Hod HaSharon
Hod HaSharon
Hod HaSharon is a city in the Center District of Israel.Officially declared a city in 1990, Hod HaSharon was created from the union in 1964 of four neighboring villages: Magdiel, Ramatayim, Hadar, and Ramat Hadar...

 - Rosh HaAyin
Rosh HaAyin
Rosh HaAyin is a city in the Center District of Israel. To the west of Rosh HaAyin is the fortress of Antipatris and the source of the Yarkon River. To the southeast is the fortress of Migdal Afek...

 / Neve Yerek
Neve Yerek
Neve Yarak is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Hod HaSharon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2007 it had a population of 1,100....

 - Petah Tikva
Petah Tikva
Petah Tikva known as Em HaMoshavot , is a city in the Center District of Israel, east of Tel Aviv.According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, at the end of 2009, the city's population stood at 209,600. The population density is approximately...

 - Bnei Brak / Ramat Gan - Tel Aviv - Lod - Rishon LeZion / Ness Ziona
Ness Ziona
Ness Ziona is a city in central Israel founded in 1883. At the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 38,100, and its jurisdiction was 15,579 dunams.-Nahalat Reuben:...

Tel Aviv Savidor Central Tel Aviv HaShalom - Tel Aviv HaHagana - Lod - Ramla
Ramla Railway Station
Ramla Railway Station is a railway station in Ramla, Israel, on the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem line. The station is located in the east of Ramla. The station is also on a section shared with the Be'er Sheva - Tel Aviv line, which branches out in a southerly direction about 3 km east of...

 - Beit Shemesh
Beit Shemesh Railway Station
Beit Shemesh Railway Station is an Israel Railways station in Beit Shemesh, Israel on the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem line. The station is located near the northern industrial zone of Beit Shemesh.-History:...

 - Biblical Zoo
Jerusalem Malha Tel Aviv / Ramat Gan - Lod - Ramla
Ramla
Ramla , is a city in central Israel. The city is predominantly Jewish with a significant Arab minority. Ramla was founded circa 705–715 AD by the Umayyad Caliph Suleiman ibn Abed al-Malik after the Arab conquest of the region...

 - Beit Shemesh - Jerusalem
Tel Aviv Savidor Central Tel Aviv HaShalom - Tel Aviv HaHagana - Lod - Kiryat Gat
Kiryat Gat Railway Station
Kiryat Gat Railway Station is a station on the Israel Railways lines between Tel Aviv and Be'er Sheva, serving Kiryat Gat. It is located in the industrial zone in the east of Kiryat Gat. The station was first opened in July 1960, but was closed form 1979 to 1997...

 - Lehavim Center - Beersheba North
Be'er Sheva North Railway Station
Be'er Sheva North Railway Station is an Israel Railways station in Beersheba. It is a stop on the intercity line from Tel Aviv and Nahariya, and the terminus of the Beersheba - Dimona spur....

Beersheba Center
Be'er Sheva Center Railway Station
Be'er Sheva Center Railway Station is an Israel Railways terminal in Be'er Sheva on the main intercity line from Nahariya to Be'er Sheva. The station is located in Yitzhak Ben Zvi St. near the Be'er Sheva central bus station and HaNegev Mall....

Tel Aviv / Ramat Gan - Lod - Kiryat Gat - Lehavim
Lehavim
Lehavim is a town in the Southern District of Israel, in the northern Negev desert. Founded in 1983, it is located 15 km north of Beersheba. In 2009, the population was 6,000. -History:...

 / Rahat
Rahat
Rahat is a predominantly Bedouin city in the South District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 51,700...

 - Beersheba
Beersheba North Dimona
Dimona Railway Station
Dimona Railway Station is a train station in Dimona, Israel opened in 2005.It is a 35km line between Dimona and Beersheba. It is a separate operating line within Israel Railways. The actual track carries on beyond the actual town itself to mines and freight yards....

Beersheba - Dimona
Dimona
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, to the south of Beersheba and west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Its population at the end of 2007 was 33,600.-History:...

Tel Aviv Savidor Central Ben Gurion Airport
Ben Gurion Airport Railway Station
Ben Gurion Airport Railway Station is a station on the Israel Railways lines between Tel Aviv and Modi'in. The station is located in the lower level of Ben Gurion International Airport's Terminal 3, and was opened in 2004.-Services:...

 - Paatei Modi'in
Paatei Modi'in Railway Station
Paatei Modi'in Railway Station is the next-to-last station on the Nahariya-Modi'in Israel Railways line, serving the residents of Modi'in. It was opened in September 2007. It served as the final stop on the line until April 2008, when service was inaugurated to the Modi'in Central Station.-...

Modi'in Central
Modi'in Central Railway Station
Modi'in Central Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger terminal and one of two stations serving the residents of Modi'in . It is the terminus of the Nahariya-Modi'in line, with service to the airport, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Akko as well. A connection to Jerusalem is currently under...

Tel Aviv - Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut is a city in the Center District of Israel located approximately halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It was formed in 2003 by the merger of Modi'in and Maccabim-Re'ut...


Rolling stock



Israel Railways employs the following passenger trains and locomotives (partial list):
  • EMD G12
    EMD G12
    The EMD G12 was a class of locomotive built by GM-EMD, and its Canadian affiliate General Motors Diesel. In addition, Australian licensee Clyde Engineering built ten locomotives for New Zealand in 1957, five for Hong Kong, 23 for Queensland, 14 for Western Australia and seven for BHP. Australian...

     Bo-Bo
    Bo-Bo
    A Bo-Bo or Bo′Bo′ is a locomotive with two independent four-wheeled bogies with all axles powered by individual traction motors...

     diesel-electric locomotives. Israel imported 23 from EMD 1954–62 and captured four more from Egyptian National Railways
    Egyptian National Railways
    Egyptian National Railways is the national railway of Egypt and managed by the parastatal Egyptian Railway Authority .-1833–77:...

     in the 1967 Six-Day War
    Six-Day War
    The Six-Day War , also known as the June War, 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or Third Arab-Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967, by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt , Jordan, and Syria...

    . Some have been withdrawn and one is now in the Israel Railway Museum
    Israel Railway Museum
    Israel Railway Museum is the national railway museum of Israel, located in Haifa. The railway museum is owned by Israel Railways and is at the now closed Haifa East Railway Station.-Features:...

     in Haifa.
  • EMD G16
    EMD G16
    The EMD G16 is a diesel locomotive built by General Motors in the USA and under licence by Clyde Engineering in Australia and MACOSA in Spain. It has been used in Australia, Brazil, Egyptian Railways, Hong Kong, Israel Railways, Spain, Yugoslav Railways and on the successor Croatian Railways,...

     Co-Co
    Co-Co
    Co-Co is a code for a locomotive wheel arrangement with two six-wheeled bogies with all axles powered, with a separate motor per axle. Co+Co is the code for a similar wheel arrangement but with an articulated connection between the bogies. The equivalent UIC classification for this arrangement is...

     diesel-electric locomotives, all built for Egyptian National Railways 1960–61 and captured in the Six-Day War. There were originally three but one is now in the Israel Railway Museum.
  • 12 EMD G26
    EMD G26
    The G26 is a General Motors diesel-electric locomotive built in the USA by Electro-Motive Diesel for export and in Australia by Clyde Engineering under licence. The G26 was developed to increase traction capacities on the tracks which supported lesser axle loadings...

     Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives introduced 1971–82
  • Vossloh Euro (EMD) locomotives introduced in 2011
  • Alstom
    Alstom
    Alstom is a large multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and transport markets. According to the company website, in the years 2010-2011 Alstom had annual sales of over €20.9 billion, and employed more than 85,000 people in 70 countries. Alstom's headquarters are...

    /EMD JT42BW and JT42CW diesel locomotives introduced in 1996
  • Alstom GA-DE900 AC
    GA DE900 locomotives
    The GA-DE 900 is a family of 4 axle Bo'Bo' diesel electric locomotives manufactured in Spain, by Meinfesa.The class derive from the RENFE Class 311 type locomotive developed by MTM , Ateinsa and Babcock and Wilcox.-Switzerland:...

     locomotives
  • ABB Scandia IC3
    IC3
    The IC3 is a Danish-built high-comfort medium/long distance diesel multiple-unit train. The sets were built by ABB Scandia . This train model has been operating in Denmark and Sweden since 1989...

     DMU
    Diesel multiple unit
    A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple unit train consisting of multiple carriages powered by one or more on-board diesel engines. They may also be referred to as a railcar or railmotor, depending on country.-Design:...

    s introduced in 1992
  • Bombardier Double-deck Coach
    Bombardier Double-deck Coach
    The Bombardier Double-deck Coach is a bilevel passenger car built by Bombardier Transportation used by various European railways. The current generation of double-deck coaches can be run at speeds up to 160 km/h...

    es since 2001; further coaches were ordered from Bombardier in 2010.
  • Siemens Viaggio Light
    Siemens Viaggio Light
    Siemens Viaggio Light is a standard gauge single-deck passenger train made by Siemens AG, initially as the diesel ISR SDPP Train for Israel Railways. The first order included 87 cars, with an option for a total of 585 cars. The cars arrived in Israel during 2008 and are gradually entering service...

     (configured as "ISR SDPP train") passenger coaches introduced in 2009

Retired rolling stock

  • Boris Kidrič/Metalka "Yugo" introduced 1964-72
  • Esslingen
    Maschinenfabrik Esslingen
    Maschinenfabrik Esslingen , was a German engineering firm that manufactured locomotives, tramways, railway wagons, roll-blocks, technical equipment for the railways, , bridges, steel structures, pumps and boilers.-Founding:...

     DMUs (introduced 1956, later converted to non-powered coaches)

Notable accidents

  • On December 26, 1963 two passenger trains on the then single-track main line linking Tel Aviv and Haifa collided head-on at Bet Yehoshua
    Beit Yehoshua Railway Station
    Beit Yehoshua Railway Station is an Israel Railways passenger station located in Beit Yehoshua and serves the village and the southern part of the city of Netanya, with its large industrial zones, as well as other small communities in the area.-Train service:...

     just south of Netanya
    Netanya
    Netanya is a city in the Northern Centre District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. It is located north of Tel Aviv, and south of Haifa between the 'Poleg' stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the 'Avichail' stream in the north.Its of beaches have made the...

    . The northbound train had passed a red signal and its locomotive rode over and crushed the locomotive of the southbound train. None of the coaches was derailed but a coupler broke in the northbound train detaching the rear three coaches. 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. 55 people were injured but only three seriously enough to be detained in hospital. The two head-end crews survived but their locomotives, EMD G12
    EMD G12
    The EMD G12 was a class of locomotive built by GM-EMD, and its Canadian affiliate General Motors Diesel. In addition, Australian licensee Clyde Engineering built ten locomotives for New Zealand in 1957, five for Hong Kong, 23 for Queensland, 14 for Western Australia and seven for BHP. Australian...

    s 105 and 118, were destroyed.
  • In 1972 a train crashed into a military truck, killing 18 soldiers.
  • HaBonim disaster
    HaBonim disaster
    The HaBonim disaster, which occurred on June 11, 1985, was an accident in which a train crashed into a bus, transporting students from the Y.H. Brenner middle school in Petach Tikva on their annual field trip, near Moshav HaBonim. 22 people were killed: 19 students, a teacher, the bus driver, and a...

    : On June 11, 1985 a train collided with a bus carrying school children, killing 19 children and 3 adults, near moshav
    Moshav
    Moshav is a type of Israeli town or settlement, in particular a type of cooperative agricultural community of individual farms pioneered by the Labour Zionists during the second aliyah...

     HaBonim.
  • On June 21, 2005 a train crashed into a freight truck near kibbutz
    Kibbutz
    A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. Today, farming has been partly supplanted by other economic branches, including industrial plants and high-tech enterprises. Kibbutzim began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism...

     Revadim
    Revadim
    Revadim is a kibbutz in Israel on the southern coastal plain. It is under the administration of the Yoav Regional Council and affiliated with the Hashomer Hatza'ir movement.-History:...

    , killing 8 and injuring 198.
  • On June 12, 2006 a train crashed into a truck near Beit Yehoshua, killing 5 and injuring from 77 to over 80.
  • On December 27, 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.
  • On August 5, 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.
  • On December 28, 2010 a fire started in a train near kibbutz Yakum
    Yakum
    Yakum is a kibbutz in central Israel, south of the Netanya. It is under the jurisdiction of the Hof HaSharon Regional Council and had a population of 555 in 2006.- Geography :...

    , probably because of a short circuit, injuring 116.
  • On April 7, 2011 two trains collided frontally near Netanya
    Netanya
    Netanya is a city in the Northern Centre District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. It is located north of Tel Aviv, and south of Haifa between the 'Poleg' stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the 'Avichail' stream in the north.Its of beaches have made the...

    , injuring 59.

See also

  • Rail transport in Israel
    Rail transport in Israel
    Rail transport in Israel is one of the modes of transport in the country. It includes heavy rail , freight rail and light rail. Excluding light rail, the network consists of of track, and is undergoing constant expansion. All of the lines are standard gauge and as of 2011 are not electrified...

  • Jaffa–Jerusalem railway
    Jaffa–Jerusalem railway
    The Jaffa–Jerusalem railway is a railroad that connected Jaffa and Jerusalem. The line was built in Ottoman Palestine by the French company Société du Chemin de Fer Ottoman de Jaffa à Jérusalem et Prolongements and inaugurated in 1892, after previous attempts by the Jewish philanthropist Moses...

  • Jezreel Valley railway
    Jezreel Valley railway
    The Jezreel Valley railway, or simply the Valley railway refers to a historical railroad in Ottoman and British Palestine, which was part of the larger Hejaz railway and ran along the Jezreel Valley....

  • Palestine Railways

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