Significant disruptions are expected in the Busses services this week due to a muslim holiday


by Ifi Reporter Category:Government Aug 10, 2019

Significant disruptions are expected from the morning (Sunday) to Thursday on the regular bussses lines, due to the absence of work by Muslim and Druze drivers, who celebrate with their families the holiday of sacrifice ("Eid al-Adha"). Muslim and Druze drivers account for more than a third of public transport practices, which also suffer from driver shortages.
Despite widespread hiring of private bus companies and their drivers to replace drivers with freedom, many lines will still be canceled and the frequency of travel of others will be diluted. The injury will differ from company to company, but most are expected to cancel, with the approval of the Ministry of Transport, around 20% of their travel. Passengers are advised to check public transport companies' websites and apps if their line is working.
Many trips will be made through private companies, and not on the buses of the regular public transport companies painted in the company colors. Private buses are also not equipped with multi-line card readers, so that when traveling out of the main bus stations, mobile checkpoints will be activated before boarding, which can curtail the passenger reception process and slow down the pace.
Baggad, which operates 35% of public transport lines, estimates that it will be hit by 10% -20% of travel, as some of the areas where it operates are about 50% of Muslims. Ron Ratner, spokesman for Egged, said that "In Egged, many hundreds of drivers, mainly in Jerusalem, the center and the Galilee, are expected to celebrate the holiday, absent their consent to work, and thus significantly impair the array of drivers available for the company's driving work.
"Egged Management Announces General Recruitment of All Staff Officers in Managers and Garages as well as Company Retirees to Reduce Service Distress in These Difficult Days. The traffic map was diluted in coordination with the Department of Transportation and despite Tisha B'Av and despite the difficult Sunday during the week due to traffic IDF soldiers are returning to bases all over the country, making every effort to increase, regulate and reduce as much as possible the expected public transport loads in the first three days of the coming week. "
At Dan, which operates in the center of the country, about 15% of the trips will be canceled. In the subsidiaries Dan Barr and Dan in the south, it is estimated that the harm to their services will be smaller.
At Kavim, which operates in Modi'in, Ramla and Lod, Hadera, Betar Illit and Elad, estimates that the service will be diluted by 10% -40%.
In Superbus, operating in the Beit Shemesh, Tiberias, Afula and Yokneam areas will be canceled about 20% -25% of the planned trips, mainly from Tuesday.
Dozens of lines will be canceled at the metropolitan company, which operates in the south, Sharon and central, some only on some days.
The Israel Railways is expected to operate normally, absorbing some of the passengers whose bus lines will be damaged.
Despite the sabotage of the Israeli train's signaling system and the fear of disruptions on Saturday night, the train reported that the train traffic was resuming as a series. This, after the Sabbath workers returned the system to operation. The train estimates that there may be only minor delays on Sunday morning.
In the morning stroke, unknown persons sabotaged hundreds of meters of communications cables near Lod, causing damage to the train's signaling system. This system keeps rail traffic safe.
During the Sabbath, there was concern that rail workers would not be able to fix the malfunction and that this would cause disruptions to rail traffic south of Lod, but the workers were able to overcome the malfunction.



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