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Temporary Changes in Train Traffic in the Area of Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim

As part of the annual track maintenance plan for the purpose of improving the railway service and improving safety, work will be carried out to upgrade the track infrastructure in the section between Ashkelon and Sderot stations.
Due to this, from Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 22:00 until Saturday evening, April 2, 2022 at 22:00, there will be temporary changes in train traffic at Netivot and Ofakim stations, and Sderot station will be temporarily closed.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2002, starting at 10:00 PM (approximately) and on Thursday, March 31, 2002 at all hours of operation:
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva - Ofakim - Netivot - Sderot - Ashkelon line will only operate between Be’er Sheva and Netivot stations, and will not operate at Sderot and Ashkelon stations.
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva - Ashkelon - Binyamina / Netanya line - will operate between Ashkelon, Netanya and Binyamina stations only, and will not operate at Ofakim, Netivot, Sderot stations.
  • On Friday, April 1, 2022 during all hours of operation and on Saturday evening, April 2, 2022, from the resumption of service until 22:00:
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva - Ofakim - Netivot-Sderot - Ashkelon line will only operate between Beer Sheva and Netivot stations, and will not operate at Sderot and Ashkelon stations.
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva - Herzliya line - will operate between Ashkelon and Herzliya stations only.

    On the dates of performance of the works, a shuttle system will be operated between Ashkelon - Sderot - Netivot stations, in both directions:

Thursday, March 31, 2022:
From Netivot station through Sderot station to Ashkelon station: every hour between 5:25 and 22:25, at xx:25 (last shuttle at 22:25, will reach Tel Aviv). 
From Ashkelon station, through Sderot station to Netivot station: every hour between 5:30 and 23:30, at xx:30 (last shuttle at 23:30, will reach Be'er Sheva).

Friday, April 1, 2022:
From Netivot station through Sderot station to Ashkelon station: every hour between 06:25 and 13:25 at xx:25.
From Ashkelon station, through Sderot station to Netivot station: every hour between 06:20 and 13:20 Every hour: xx:25.

Train traffic will return to the series on Saturday evening, 2.4.22 at: 22:00.

  • Details about reinforcement of regular public transportation lines can be obtained from the Ministry of Transportation's call center at: *8787

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



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.