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Temporary Changes in Train Traffic in the Karmiel and Ahihud Area

Dear Passengers,
D Due to essential work for the development and upgrade of the signaling system in the Haifa area, the Karmiel and Ahihud stations will be temporarily closed on Fridays and Saturdays only, in May, on the following dates:
  • Friday and Saturday evening, May 27-28, 2022.

We will operate a free transportation service between Karmiel - Ahihud – HaMifrats Central Station (in both directions).


The following are the hours of free transportation between Karmiel - Ahihud - HaMifrats Central Station:

Friday, May 27, 2022:
From Karmiel Station, through Ahihud Station, to Haifa HaMifrats Central Station: 05:30 to 13:30, every hour: xx:30
From Haifa HaMifrats Central Station, through Ahihud Station, to Karmiel Station: 06:30 to 13:30, every hour: xx:30

Saturday evening: May 28, 2022:
From Karmiel Station, through Ahihud Station, to Haifa HaMifrats Central Station: 21:30 to 23:30, every hour: xx:30
From Haifa HaMifrats Central Station, through Ahihud Station, to Karmiel Station: 21:30 to 23:30, every hour: xx:30

Keep in mind, during these times there are further changes in train traffic in the Haifa area, the Haifa Hof HaKarmel, Haifa Bat Galim and Haifa Center HaShmona stations are temporarily closed to service, and free transportation is operated between these stations.


  • It is recommended to remain updated regarding trip times, at the Journey Planner



Compensation during the closure
Tracks require regular maintenance, which sometimes requires the temporary closing of a rail section. If you have purchased a 30-day flexible Rav Kav or 7-day flexible Rav Kav, and you cannot travel because of a temporary closure of a track section, which was not announced on the Israel Railways website and in the stations seven days from the day the tickets were purchased, you be eligible for an extension of the use period of the ticket, depending on the type of ticket in your possession.

Pursuant to Ministry of Transport instructions:
  • The holders of student period tickets of any kind are not eligible for compensation for the closing of a track section.
  • If notification of the closing of a track section is announced on the website and at the stations 14 days before the start of the closure, holders of 7-day flexible Rav Kav will not be eligible for an extension.
  • If notification of the closing of a track section is announced on the website and at the stations 37 days before the start of the closure, holders of 30-day flexible Rav Kav will not be eligible for an extension.

For additional information, call the customer service call center by telephone, *5770.