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Changes in train traffic, Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Due to an increase in cases of illness among Israel Railways personnel, we are forced to make changes to train traffic today (Tuesday). In light of this, changes will apply at the Ashkelon - Sderot - Netivot - Ofakim - Be'er Sheva stations.

The changes are as follows:

  • The frequency of trains on this line will be one train per hour in each direction (instead of two trains per hour during peak hours). Also, the operating hours on this line will be reduced.
  • Free rides will be operated at stations without train service, from the time of cessation of train traffic and until the end of operating hours at midnight.
  • Free rides will be operated at stations without train service, starting from the time of cessation of train traffic and until the end of operating hours, at midnight.
  • The last train from Ashkelon to Be’er Sheva (train No. 49) will depart from Tel Aviv Savidor Center Station at: 21:28 and will stop at Ashkelon (22:10), Sderot (22:22), Netivot (22:30), Ofakim (22:37), Be'er Sheva North University (22:52), Be'er Sheva Center (23:01). 
  • The last train from Be'er Sheva to Ashkelon (train No. 980) will depart at 19:10 and will stop at Ofakim (19:24), Netivot (19:34), Sderot (19:43), Ashkelon (19:55). 
  • The last train from Be'er Sheva to Tel Aviv (train No. 50) will depart from Be'er Sheva Center at: 19:42 and will stop at: Be'er Sheva North University (19:49), Lehavim Rahat (20:00), Kiryat Gat (20:16), Kiryat Malachi Yoav (20:28), Mazkeret Batya (20:37), Ramla (20:46), Lod (20:51), Tel Aviv Ha’Hagana (21:05), Tel Aviv Ha’Shalom (21:10), Tel Aviv Savidor Center (21:15).

  • 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.