The main increases in 2013 were recorded on the following new and upgraded lines:
- Hod-Ha-Sharon - Tel Aviv: 27%
- Beer-Sheva - Tel Aviv: 25%
- Jerusalem - Tel Aviv: 25%, and
- Yavne West - Tel Aviv: 24%.
Punctuality averaged 93.3% in 2013, compared with 90% in 2012 and 86.6% in 2011. The improvement has been achieved mainly by better management of train operations, completion of track doubling between Nahariya and Beer-Sheva, and introduction of Vossloh Euro 4000 and 3200 diesel locomotives.
Israel Railways plans to introduce a new timetable in June which will see increased frequencies on several lines and improved services to Haifa and Beer-Sheva.