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Israel Railways announces train route cuts due to COVID staff shortage

Seats on the train to Haifa, on March 17, 2020. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
Seats on the train to Haifa, on March 17, 2020. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

Israel Railways announces that train service will be cut today due to a staff shortage as many employees have tested positive for COVID.

According to the announcement, trains on the Ashkelon to Beersheba route will operate once an hour instead of twice an hour. In addition, train service along that route will end earlier than usual.

Also today, the train station at Ben Gurion International Airport returns to normal service following more than a month where passengers were not allowed to board at that station due to quarantine measures for travelers.

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