Named after Alexander Kostyuk, (1979 - 2003)
The late Alexander Kostyuk emigrated to Israel in 1997 from Ukraine and, after serving full military service as a Border Police combatant, he worked as a security guard at the Kfar Saba Train Station, in parallel to studying Electronic Engineering.
In April 2003, a few days after the inauguration of the station, a suicide bomber, wearing an explosive vest, attempted to gain access to the train station, but was delayed by Kostyuk, who suspected him. The suicide bomber detonated the explosive charge he carried, killing Kostyuk and injuring 15 bystanders.
The Chief of Police, who investigated the incident, confirmed that that there is no doubt that Alexander Kostyuk, who stopped the terrorist from entering the train station, prevented a terrorist attack that could have cost multiple lives.