נוסעים מתרגשים לקראת הנסיעה הראשונה של הרכבת בקו ירושלים- תל אביב
Israel Railways train
Photo: Alex Kolomoisky
Israel Railways train

Train passenger falls asleep, wakes up in locked car

Commuter spends night in locked wagon after train personnel fail to spot sleeping traveler during security check; Israel Railways launches probe into incident

Roi Rubinstein |
Published: 01.14.20 , 20:48
A passenger riding the train from Be'er Sheva fell asleep in the car on Sunday, wasn't found by security, and woke up Monday morning in a locked wagon in Ra'anana.
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  • The passenger boarded the train at the Be'er Sheva-Center railway station bound to Ashdod and fell asleep during the ride.
    נוסעים מתרגשים לקראת הנסיעה הראשונה של הרכבת בקו ירושלים- תל אביבנוסעים מתרגשים לקראת הנסיעה הראשונה של הרכבת בקו ירושלים- תל אביב
    Israel Railways train
    (Photo: Alex Kolomoisky)
    Although Israel Railways protocols demand every train go through a thorough inspection for lost personal belongings and passengers who failed to depart upon its arrival at its final destination, the man was not found.
    When the passenger woke up in the middle of the night at the train Ra'anana train station, finding himself in a locked car. The passenger's phone battery ran out and he could not contact his family or emergency services.
    The stunned train staff found the passenger in the locked wagon early Monday morning and released him.
    According to an Israel Railways report, the train arrived at its final destination at 00:57, security searched the train, including the bathrooms, but found nothing.
    The conductor of the report ordered Israel Railways to refresh their staff on guidelines regarding searches of trains upon arrival at their final stop.
    Israel Railways said that the incident is under investigation.
    First published: 20:48 , 01.14.20
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