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Changes in Train Traffic at the Karmiel and Ahihud Stations

As part of the annual track maintenance plan, for the purpose of improving the railway service and improving safety, infrastructure works in the Karmiel and Ahihud area will be brought forward and temporary changes in train traffic will apply at these stations, from Wednesday, January 26, 2022 until Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

  • During this period, the Ahihud and Karmiel stations will be temporarily closed and free shuttle service will be operated for passengers.

    Shuttle service operating hours ("Fill & Go" Method):

    Wednesday, Thursday (January 26-27, 2022), and Sunday, Monday (January 30-31, 2022):

    From Ako station via Ahihud station to Karmiel station at:
    07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30,
    14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30, 23:30

    From Karmiel station via Ahihud station to Ako station at:

    05:00, 05:30, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30,
    10:00, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30,
    19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30

    Friday, January 28, 2022:
    From Ako station via Ahihud station to Karmiel station at: 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30
    From Karmiel station to Ako station at: 05:30, 06:30, 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30

    Saturday, January 29, 2022:
    From Ako station via Ahihud station to Karmiel station at: 21:30, 22:30, 23:00
    From Karmiel station via Ahihud station to Ako station at: 20:30, 21:30, 22:30



These stations will reopen on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.


  • 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.