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Changes in train traffic due to COVID-19 morbidity


  • Due to the continued increase in cases of illness among train personnel, particularly professions essential to train traffic operation (drivers, controllers, etc.), we are forced to make changes in train traffic. 

The changes are as follows:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


*** Attention! On Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - trains on the valley line (Beit She'an - Haifa Hof HaKarmel) will operate according to the regular schedule, and the stations in Beit She'an, Afula, Migdal Haemek, Kfar Baruch, Yokneam and Kfar Yehoshua - will be open for service ***


  • Trains on the Dimona – Be’er Sheva North University line - will not be operated

  • Beit Shemesh station - will be temporarily closed.
Shuttle operation hours are as follows:
From Beit Shemesh station to Lod station: Every hour, from 05:50 to 19:50
From Lod station to Beit Shemesh station: Every hour, from 06:15 to 20:15

Note:
If you have a flexible 30-day or flexible 7-day ticket and your trip was prevented due to the temporary closure of a section of track on the lines listed below, you could be entitled to an extension of your ticket’s validity period, depending on the type of ticket you have.
To check your eligibility for compensation, call the Israel Railways customer service center: *5770


  • Trains to / from Karmiel and Ahihud stations will only operate during peak hours: 6:00 - 9:00 in the morning and 15:00-18:00 in the afternoon.
From Carmiel station, via Ahihud station, to Akko station at: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30
From Akko station, via Ahihud station, to Carmiel station at: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30, 23:30

  • On the line between Ashkelon - Sderot - Netivot - Ofakim – Be’er Sheva stations: the operating hours on this line will be reduced to end at 21:00 (approximately).
  • Trains on the Jerusalem Yitzchak Navon - Herzliya line - will operate with a frequency of one train per hour in each direction (instead of two).
    The Ministry of Transportation will reinforce bus line No. 480, which runs between the Jerusalem Central Bus Station and Terminal 2000, near the Tel Aviv Savidor Center Station.
  • Trains on the Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan - Tel Aviv - Herzliya line - will operate with a frequency of two trains per hour during peak hours (instead of four).
  • Free shuttles 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.
  • There will be changes in train frequencies at some train stations.



  • 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.