“Israel is undergoing a transportation revolution particularly on railways, but also on roads and at its ports,” Israel transport Minister said during a conference. “The government is interested in rail links with neighboring countries, as was the situation prior to 1948 [the foundation of Israel] and such links can only contribute to the peace and stability of the area.” http://www.railjournal.com
That’s the reason why ISRAEL Railways (IR) presented details of its Shekels 123.6bn, in order to double the size of the network over the next two decades with high-speed trains connecting key centres.
In particular, the network is projected to grow from 1232km to 2572km between 2020 and 2040, with the number of stations increasing from 68 to 120. This plan allocate also big investement in infrastructure, depots and stabling facilities.