IR - Israel Railways
Network length, gauge and electrification (2018):
- 1138km standard gauge, 56km electrified at 25kV 50Hz (480km under
Israel Railways operates trains on the railway lines in Israel. All
lines were until 2018 diesel-operated, but the new line Tel
Aviv-Jerusalem is electrified and 480km of electrified lines is
planned. The modern passenger stock consists of
trainsets the same as DSB(DK) class IC/3 as well as new diesel
locomotives with double-deck coaches and also with single-stock
(designed as) interregional coach sets from GEC Alsthom and Siemens
Viaggio Light. For electrified lines new TRAXX locomotives from
Bombardier were ordered.
In 2017, the Israel Railways carried 65 million passengers. In 2008
this number was only 35.1 million.
Last update: 07-12-2018