Electric trains are used worldwide and nobody is dying of radiation sickness or glowing in the dark because the radiation levels are so tiny but in Israel the electric train project. If we don't electrify the railways then we cant move forward with the plan because unless we electrify the railways then its never going to be a viable method of public transport except for short haul trip. Nobody wants to go from Tel Aviv to Eilat on an overcrowded train ( its bad enough as it is ) thats going to take many hours to arrive when they can fly for a reasonable price in relative comfort in just 1 hour. If we want ti stay with diesel then we are not going to develop the country and if we don't develop the country people will continue cramming into the coast and centre and driving up property prices.
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from the article: Israeli train electrification plan may be scrapped due to radiation