It appears that Israel Railways is prepared for any eventuality.
Usually, when the train pulls into Malha Station, a recorded announcement greets passengers, saying something like: “Welcome to the Jerusalem Malha Station. Please don’t forget any of your personal belongings on the train. Thank you for traveling with Israel Railways.”
The train to Jerusalem was about an hour late tonight. When we pulled into the Malha station, a slightly different recorded announcement greeted us: “Welcome to the Jerusalem Malha Station. We apologize for the delay.”
Well, that was nice of them. I just hope they won’t have to play that one too often.