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The resumption of the train service in the south and changes 3.2 - 10.2.21


Resumption of Israel Railways service in the southern region will be as planned, except for the Be'er Sheva - Rishon LeTsiyon Moshe Dayan - Hertsliya line.

As of Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Israel Railways will resume service on all lines south of Tel Aviv, except for the Be’er Sheva - Rishon LeTsiyon Moshe Dayan - Hertsliya line (the Western Negev line and the Sharon Ring), which will operate commencing from Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (instead of from February 3, 2021), which is occurring in order to continue the impetus of the electrification of the railway line to Ashkelon.

Following are the routes that will be resumed starting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021: 

  • The Be’er Sheva - Tel Aviv line (passing through Kiryat Gat, Lod stations, etc.).
  • The Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon - Hertsliya line. 
  • The Bet Shemesh - Netanya line. 
  • The Modi’in - Nahariya line. 
  • The Be’er Sheva - Karmi’el line. 
  • Trains travelling on the suburban line, Binyamina - Ashkelon, will terminate their trips at the Rehovot station until further notice and the Yavne East station will remain closed to train services. 
    Passengers who commence or terminate their trips at the Ashdod or Ashkelon Stations, will make use of the Be’er Sheva - Herzliya line (which will open for full use on February 10) which stops at these stations. 
  • and Ashkelon stations will remain closed. 
  • The Rishon LeTsiyon HaRishonim - Lod line.
  • The Dimona - Be’er Sheva North University line.

Stations which will reopen for service on Wednesday, February 3, 2021: 

  • Lod, Lod - Gane Aviv, Kfar Habad, Modi'in Center, Pa’ate Modi'in, Jerusalem - Yitzhak Navon, Ramla, Bet Shemesh, Be’er Ya’akov, Rishon LeTsiyon - HaRishonim, Rehovot, Mazkeret Batya, Kiryat Malakhi - Yoav, Kiryat Gat, Lehavim - Rahat, Be’er Sheva North - University, Be’er Sheva Center, Dimona. 

Stations which will reopen for service on Wednesday, February 10, 2021:

  • Ra’anana West, Ra’anana South, Hod HaSharon - Sokolov, Kfar Sava - Nordau, Rosh Ha’Ayin North, Petah Tikva, Petah Tikva Kiryat Arye, Bne Brak, Holon Junction, Holon - Wolfson, Bat Yam - Yoseftal, Bat Yam - Komemiyut, Rishon LeTsiyon - Moshe Dayan, Yavne West, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, Ofakim.

  • We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and recommend that you keep up to date through public address announcements at stations and on the trains, as well through the telephone hotline on: *5770.


    Coordination of a trip for passengers with mobility disabilities:
    Following the changes in train movements, the Ministry of Transport and Israel Railways will provide a transport solution for passengers with mobility disabilities, who are confined to a wheelchair or who make use of a walker, via an accessible taxi.

    Accessible taxi booking terms and conditions: 
  • Booking a taxi is only designated for passengers who are unable to travel by alternative public transport.
  • The passenger is obliged to coordinate the trip 24 hours before the date of the trip, through the Coordination Center at *5770, extension 2. 
  • The service is intended for train stations that are not active due to the current closure. That is, not including the following stations: Ben Gurion Airport, Jerusalem - Malha, Jerusalem – Biblical Zoo, Kfar Sava, Hod HaSharon and Ra’anana. 
  • During the conversation with the coordination center, the passenger must declare that the purpose of the trip complies with the Corona lock down definitions. 
  • Taxi trips are booked between train stations only.
  • Only one escort per passenger can travel in the taxi.