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Temporary changes in train traffic in the Ramla and Bet Shemesh area, December 20 - 22, 2021.


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 in the Bet Shemesh area.
Due to this, there will be temporary changes in train traffic from Monday, December 20, 2021 to Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (inclusive):

  • Trains on the Bet Shemesh – Tel Aviv - Savidor Center / Netanya line will operate between the Netanya / Tel Aviv - Savidor Center and Lod Stations only and will not stop at the Ramla Station.
  • The Bet Shemesh Station will be temporarily closed for service on these dates.
  • The frequency of trains at the Ramla Station will temporarily decrease during these days from two trains every hour, in each direction, to one train every hour, in every direction
  • The regular bus lines in the area will be bolstered.

Train traffic will revert to normal on Thursday, December 23, 2021 upon the resumption of service

  • 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.