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Train running down the middle of the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv.
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Israel Railways Corporation announced Thursday morning that it will resume use of all train cars that were temporarily recalled after a passenger train erupted in flames near Ronit Farm two weeks ago.

The railway cars had to undergo professional inspection before they could be approved for use due to reports that the fire was caused by a structural malfunction. The malfunction is allegedly due to repairs that were done in Denmark in 2001.

At first, the corporation will return 30 of the 140 suspected problematic cars to service, and the rest will go back into use after they are checked and cleared.

According to the railway company, all the suburban train lines that were stopped due to post fire precautions will resume Saturday night.