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Changes to train schedules due to the closing of the Ashkelon Station

Israel Railways is carrying development work to build an electric train network, which will enable us to improve service for our customers and operate fast, quiet, and environmentally-friendly electric trains. 
For the work to progress, from 23:53 on Thursday 12 March 2020 through 05:00 on Monday 16 March 2020, there will be changes in train schedules in the south.
There will also be changes due to track electrification infrastructure work on Fridays and at night.

Details of the changes:

Friday-Saturday night:
  • The Ashkelon, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Hashalom, Tel Aviv Savidor Central, Kfar Habad, and Lod Ganei Aviv stations will be closed.
  • The Ra'anana-Beer Sheva Central line will operate in a divided way: 
    • Between the Ra'anana West Station and Bnei Brak Station
    • Between the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station and the Ashdod Ad Halom Station
    • Between the Sderot Station and the Beer Sheva Central Station
  • Trains in the northern section will operate to/from the Herzliya Station.
  • Trains from Beer Sheva via Kiryat Gat will operate Between Beer Sheva and the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station.
  • Trains on Binyamina-Ashkelon line will operate between the Lod and Ashdod Ad Halom stations.
  • Trains on the southern section of the Netanya-Beit Shemesh line will operate to/from the Lod Station.

Sunday-Monday:
  • The Ashkelon Station will be closed.
  • Trains on the Beer Sheva Central-Ra'anana line:
    • Trains in the southern section will operate between the Beer Sheva Station and the Sderot Station
    • Trains in the northern section will operate between the Ra'anana Station and the Ashdod Ad Halom Station
  • Trains on Binyamina-Ashkelon line will depart/terminate their journeys at the Ashdod Ad Halom Station

Sunday-Monday from 21:30 through 04:30:

  • Trains in the northern section will operate to/from the Herzlya Station.
  • Trains on the Beer Sheva Central-Ra'anana line will operate in a divided way:
    • Between the Ra'anana West Station and Bnei Brak Station
    • Between the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station and the Ashdod Ad Halom Station
    • Between the Sderot Station and the Beer Sheva Central Station
  • Trains on Binyamina-Ashkelon/Rehovot line will operate between the Ashdod Ad Halom Station and the Lod Station.
  • Trains in the southern section of the Netanya-Beit Shemesh line will operate to/from the Lod Station
  • Trains will operate between the Beer Sheva Central Station and the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station, via the Ben Gurion Airport Station.
  • Trains on the Modiin-Nahariya line will operate in a divided way:
    • Between the Modiin Station and the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station
    • Between the Nahariya Station and the Herzliya Station
  • Nighttime trains between the Beer Sheva stations and the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station will operate between the Ashdod Ad Halom Station and the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station.
  • The Ashkelon, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Hashalom, Tel Aviv Savidor Central, Kfar Habad, and Lod Ganei Aviv stations will be closed 

Free shuttle services will be available for you per the schedules published below or by the fill up-and-go method, whichever comes first: 

Friday
  • Between the Ashkelon Station and the Ashdod Station: fill up-and-go method
  • Between the Ashdod Station and the Ashkelon Station: fill up-and-go method
  • From the Ashdod Station to the Beer Sheva Central Station: 00:05, 00:50, 01:55, 02:55, 03:55, 04:55, 05:50
  • From the Ashdod Station to the Sderot Station, via the Ashkelon Station: Every hour from 07:40 through 14:40
  • From the Sderot Station to the Ashdod StationEvery hour from 05:30 through 13:30
  • From the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station to the Herzliya Station: Every 30 minutes from 05:00 through 14:00
  • From the Herzliya Station to the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: Every 30 minutes from 05:00 through 15:30
  • From the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station to the Bnei Brak Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: Every 30 minutes from 06:30 through 15:00 
  • From the Bnei Brak Station to the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: Every 30 minutes from 06:05 through 15:35
  • From the Herzliya Station to the Ben Gurion Airport StationEvery 30 minutes from 05:00 through 14:00
  • From the Ben Gurion Airport Station to the Herzliya StationEvery 30 minutes from 05:00 through 14:00
  • From the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station to the Herzliya Station: Every 30 minutes from 05:00 through 14:00
  • From the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station to the Herzliya Station: Every 30 minutes from 05:00 through 14:00
  • From the Herzliya Station to the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station: Every 30 minutes from 05:00 through 14:00

Saturday night

  • From the Ashdod Station to the Sderot Station, via the Ashkelon Station: 21:30, 22:30, 23:30
  • From the Sderot Station to the Ashdod Station, via the Ashkelon Station: 19:30, 21:00, 22:00

Sunday-Monday

  • From the Ashkelon Station to the Ashdod Station: fill up-and-go method
  • From the Ashdod Station to the Ashkelon Station: fill up-and-go method
  • From the Ashdod Station to the Beer Sheva Central Station: 00:05, 00:50, 01:55, 02:55, 03:55, 04:55, 05:5
  • From the Sderot Station to the Ashdod Station: Every 20 minutes from 05:15 through 23:55 (every xx:55, xx:15, xx:35)
  • From the Ashdod Station to the Sderot Station: Every 30 minutes from 06:40 through 23:40 (every xx:10, xx:40)
  • From the Lod Station to the Herzliya Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: 22:15, 22:50
  • From the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station to the Herzliya Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: 22:00, 22:25, 23:00, 23:25, 00:00, 00:25, 01:50, 02:50, 03:50
  • From the Herzliya Station to the Ben Gurion Airport Station: 22:30, 23:50, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00 
  • From the Herzliya Station to the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: 22:30, 22:45, 23:00, 23:50 
  • From the Herzliya Station to the Ashkelon Station, via the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station and the Lod Station: 23:00
  • From the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station to the Bnei Brak Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: 22:15, 23:15, 00:15 (the 00:15 bus is a local bus to Ra'anana)
  • From the Bnei Brak Station to the Tel Aviv Hahagana Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: 22:15, 22:45, 00:00 (the 00:00 bus is a local bus to the Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan Station)
  • From the Ben Gurion Airport Station to the Modiin Station, via the Pa'ate Modiin Station): 22:55, 00:15
  • From the Modiin Station to the Ben Gurion Airport Station, via the Pa'ate Modiin Station): 22:20, 23:20
  • From the Ben Gurion Airport Station to the Herzliya Station, via the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station: 21:30, 22:00, 23:00, 00:00, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00 

For further information about service and extra regular bus lines: 
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