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Changes in railway traffic in the central region


In light of the closure and the reduction in the number of trips and in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, Israel Railways will preempt and carry out infrastructure work on the Ayalon railway tracks in the coming week and a half, which are essential for maintaining safety and the level of service. This preemption will make it possible to complete the works in a period when a minority of passengers are travelling by train, instead of in the coming months, when an increase in the volume of travel is expected.


Due to work on the tracks, there will be changes to train movements and routes in the Central Area. 



The work will result in changes to railway traffic and lines in the central region. The main changes are as follows:

From Sunday, 3 January, 2021 through Sunday, 10 January, 2021: 

  • The section between the Tel Aviv Hahagana station and the Tel Aviv Savidor Central station will be closed, and there will be no trains running between these stations. 
  • The Tel Aviv Hahagana station will be the terminus for trains departing from stations south of Tel Aviv.
  • The Tel Aviv Savidor Central station will be the terminus for trains departing from stations north of Tel Aviv.
  • The Tel Aviv Hashalom, Bnei Brak, Petah Tikva, and Rosh Ha'Ayin North stations will be temporarily closed to service. 

  • Free shuttle services will operate as a “fill up and go”, subject to the Purple Badge requirements, between Tel Aviv HaHaganah-HaShalom (stopping under Azrieli Mall, Derech Menachem Begin) – Tel Aviv Savidor Center stations, 

From Sunday, 10 January, 2021 through Tuesday, 12 January, 2021:

  • The section between the Tel Aviv Savidor Central station and the Herzliya station will be closed, and there will be no trains running between these stations

  • The Tel Aviv Savidor Central station will be the terminus for trains departing from stations south of Tel Aviv.

  • The Herzliya station will be the terminus for trains departing from stations north of Tel Aviv.

  • The Tel Aviv University, Bnei Brak, Petah Tikva, and Rosh Ha'Ayin North stations will be temporarily closed to service


  • Free shuttle services will operate as a “fill up and go”, subject to the Purple Badge requirements, between Tel Aviv Savidor Center and Herzliya railway stations.
Regular railways service will resume on Tuesday, 12 January 2021.


Train entry passes:

  • Please note that a train entry pass must be obtained ahead of any journey. Attention! If your route is affected by infrastructure works, please select the last station before the one closed as your final destination station (for example: if you planned to travel from Haifa to Be’er Sheva on January 7 2021, please pick Tel Aviv Savidor Center as your final destination when planning your journey).
  • Passenger forced to make a switch to use shuttle services will be given wristbands to allow them to continue their journey, without having to issue another pass.

Details of Changes by Train Routes

As of Sunday, January 3, 2021 and up to Sunday January 10, 2021

  • Trains on the Nahariya – Modi'in line: Will operate from the north (departure from Nahariya Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station and from the south (departure from Modi'in Station) to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station.
  • Trains on the Nahariya – Be’er Sheva line: Will operate from the north (departure from Nahariya Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station and from the south (departure from Be’er Sheva Station) to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station.
  • Trains on the Carmiel – Be’er Sheva line: Will operate from the north (departure from Carmiel Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station and from the south (departing from Be’er Sheva Station) to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station. 
  • Trains on the Binyamina – Ashkelon / Rehovot line: Will operate from the north (departure from Binyamina Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station, and from the south (departure from Ashkelon or Rehovot Station) to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station.
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva – Rishon LeTziyon - Moshe Dayan – Rosh HaAyin line: Will operate from the south (departure from Be’er Sheva Station) to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station. The Rosh Ha’Ayin - North, Petah Tikva and Bne Brak Stations will be temporarily closed for service. 
  • Trains on the Jerusalem - Yitzhak Navon – Herzliya line: Will operate from the direction of Jerusalem, to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station.
  • Trains on the Beit Shemesh - Netanya line: Will operate from the south (departure from Beit Shemesh Station) to Lod Station, where it will be possible to change trains and continue the journey to the Tel Aviv - HaHagana Station

As of Sunday, January 10, 2021 and up to Tuesday January 12, 2021

  • Trains on the Nahariya – Modi'in line: Will operate from the north (departure from Nahariya Station) to the Herzliya Station and from the south (departure from Modi'in station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station.
  • Trains on the Nahariya – Be’er Sheva line: Will operate from the north (departure from Nahariya Station) to the Herzliya Station and from the south (departure from Be’er Sheva Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station.
  • Trains on the Carmiel – Be’er Sheva line: Will operate from the north (departure from Carmiel Station) to the Herzliya Station and from the south (departing from Be’er Sheva Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station.
  • Trains on the Binyamina – Ashkelon / Rehovot line: Will operate from the north (departure from Binyamina Station) to the Tel Aviv - Herzliya Station, and from the south (departure from Ashkelon or Rehovot Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station.
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva – Rishon LeTziyon - Moshe Dayan – Rosh HaAyin line: Will operate from the south (departure from Be’er Sheva Station) to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station. The Rosh Ha’Ayin - North, Petah Tikva and Bne Brak Stations will be temporarily closed for service.
  • Trains on the Jerusalem - Yitzhak Navon – Herzliya line: Will operate from the direction of Jerusalem, to the Tel Aviv - Hahagana station
  • Trains on the Beit Shemesh - Netanya line: Will operate from the south (departure from Beit Shemesh Station) to Lod Station, where it will be possible to change trains and continue the journey to the Tel Aviv - Savidor Center Station.


From Sunday, 3 January, 2021 through Sunday, 10 January, 2021: 

From Sunday, 10 January, 2021 through Tuesday, 12 January, 2021