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Temporary changes in train traffic in the southern and central areas, on Friday, 26.11.21

As part of the annual track maintenance plan for the purpose of improving the train service and improving safety, work will be carried out to upgrade the track at the Lod Station. Due to this work, there will be temporary changes in train traffic on Friday, November 26, 2021, only.

  • Trains on the Be'er Sheva – Hertsliya line will not be operated.
  • Trains on the Bet Shemesh – Tel Aviv - Savidor Center line – will operate between the Bet Shemesh and Lod Stations only.
  • The following stations will be closed to train traffic: Be'er Sheva, Lehavim - Rahat, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malakhi - Yoav, Mazkeret Batya, Tel Aviv and Hertsliya.
  • During the times the work will be carried out, Israel Railways will operate a free of charge shuttle service for the passengers: 
    Between the Lehavim - Rahat – Kiryat Gat – Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Stations, (in both directions): Departure: Once every hour, from 05:30 (first bus) until 12:30 (last bus).
    Between the Mazkeret Batya – Lod – Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Stations, (in both directions): Departure: Once every hour, from 06:00 (first bus) until 13:00 (last bus).

  • The regular bus lines to / from Be'er Sheva will be bolstered.

Train traffic will revert to normal on Saturday evening, November 27, 2021, upon the resumption of service.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for the temporary inconvenience.



  • It is recommended to remain updated regarding trip times, at the Journey Planner
  •  Details regarding the bolstering of regular public transport lines can be found at the Ministry of Transportation hotline on: *8787.
  • It is mandatory to wear a mask inside the trains and in closed spaces at the train stations. Passengers are required to wear a mask throughout the journey and to maintain social distancing.


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.