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Changes on Haifa and Northern areas, on Friday 24.12.21

As part of the annual maintenance plan, infrastructure works will be carried out for the maintenance, upgrading and replacement of rail components in the area of the Haifa Center - HaShmona Station, on Friday, December 24, 2021, only.

Due to the work, no trains will be operated on this date on the following lines:
  • Karmiel – Haifa - Hof HaKarmel
  • Beit She'an – Haifa - Hof HaKarmel
  • Nahariya – Haifa Hof HaKarmel

The following stations will be closed on this date: Nahariya, Ako, Kiryat Motzkin, Kiryat Hayim, Hutsot HaMifrats, HaMifrats Central, Haifa Center - HaShmona, Haifa - Bat Galim, Haifa - Hof HaKarmel, Karmiel, Ahihud, Beit She'an, Afula - Rafael Eitan, Migdal Ha’emek - Kfar Barukh, Yokne’am - Kfar Yehoshu’a.

Train traffic will revert to normal on Saturday evening, December 25, 2021, upon the resumption of service.


  • Information regarding regular public transport lines can be obtained at the Ministry of Transport's hotline on Tel: *8787.

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