Derailment causes havoc on coast line

Israel Railways  picture: Ben Yuster

A derailed maintenance train led to severe delays in Israel's busiest day for rail travel.

On the busiest day of the week in Israel, when tens of thousands of passengers are making their way to work and soldiers are returning to their bases after weekend leave, Israel Railways' timetable was disrupted today.

The cause was a maintenance train that became derailed north of Binyamina, leading to delays on the coastal line between Biyamina and Tel Aviv. No injuries are reported.

Israel Railways said earlier this morning that the derailed train had been removed, but that delays were continuing to be felt on the route. Technical staff are dealing with the damaged track.

Israel Railways stressed that other parts of the rail network were operating normally.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 18, 2015

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Israel Railways  picture: Ben Yuster
Israel Railways picture: Ben Yuster
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