Train opening may be derailed, but minister driving full steam ahead

Transportation Minister Miri Regev has told train officials to continue chugging along and getting commuter rails ready to reopen on Monday, despite a senior Health Ministry official expressing doubts about its opening earlier today, Calcalist reports.

“Maybe I should curb your enthusiasm a bit, we’re going to have a discussion with the National Security Council on Thursday, if it will actually open,” Ruti Gross told a Knesset committee earlier.

While buses have been running for weeks, trains have been kept in storage, leading to questions about when they will resume service.

“Someone has totally lost it at the Health Ministry, the buses are completely packed and most people don’t have masks, and there’s no oversight, no enforcement. Insanity,” one annoyed commuter tells Ynet.


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