Rail service changes starting from Wednesday, 21/02 🚝

February 20, 2024

Dear riders,

We have gathered all the forthcoming changes in train services that you need to know about:

🚆 Israel Railway

Changes in train traffic in the areas of Lod, Rishon Letsiyon, Beit Shemesh, Rehovot, and on the travel lines to the south, February 21-24, 2024

Due to infrastructure and maintenance work, starting from Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 until Saturday, February 24th, 2024 (inclusive), changes in train traffic will apply, and it will not be possible to travel continuously by train between Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva, Beit Shemesh, Rehovot.

  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva – Nahariya line will operate in a split format: between the Be’er Sheva and Kiryat Malachi Yoav stations only, and between the Lod and Nahariya stations only. The trains will not operate between the Kiryat Malachi Yoav and Lod stations (therefore, continuous travel between Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv will not be possible).
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva – Tel Aviv Savidor Center line will operate between the Be’er Sheva and Kiryat Malachi Yoav stations only.
  • Trains on the Be’er Sheva – Karmiel line will operate between Lod and Karmiel stations only.
  • Trains on the Ashkelon – Binyamina line will operate in a split format: between the Ashkelon and Rehovot stations only, and between the Lod and Binyamina stations.
  • Trains on the Beit Shemesh – Netanya line will operate between the Lod and Netanya stations only. Beit Shemesh station will be closed on the days of work.
  • Trains on the Lod – Rishon Letsiyon HaRishonim line will not operate. Rishon Letsiyon HaRishonim station will be closed on the days of work.

 Train traffic will return to normal on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, upon the resumption of service.

A Shuttle service will be operated, free of charge, between Lod station and the stations of Rehovot, Be’er Ya’akov, Rishon LeZion HaRishonim, and Kiryat Malachi, in both directions.

The alternative shuttles operated by Israel railway are available in the Trip Plan and lines tab in the Moovit app:

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Changes in train traffic in the Northern Region on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2024 only

Due to works to upgrade the signaling system, starting from Friday, February 23, 2024 until Saturday, February 24, 2024 (inclusive), changes in train traffic will apply, and stations in the northern region will be closed, and train traffic will be stopped:

Nahariya, Akko, Karmiel, Ahihud, Kiryat Motzkin, Kiryat Haim, Hutsot HaMifrats, HaMifrats Central Station, Yokne’am Kfar Yehoshua, Migdal HaEmek Kfar Baruch, Afula R. Eitan, Beit She’an.

Train traffic will return to normal on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, upon the resumption of service.

A Shuttle service will be operated, free of charge, between Haifa Merkaz HaShmona station and the stations of Akko, Nahariya, Kiryat Motzkin, and all stations along the Emek Line

The alternative shuttles operated by Israel railway are available in the Trip Plan and lines tab in the Moovit app:

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Suspension of Train Traffic on HaSharon Ring Railway Starting from March 1st, 2024 and Ending on May 8th, 2024 (Inclusive)

Starting from Friday, March 1st, 2024 and ending on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 (inclusive), temporary changes will apply to train traffic on HaSharon Ring Railway, and train traffic will be suspended for approximately two months at the following stations: Ra’anana West, Ra’anana South, Hod HaSharon, Kfar Sava, Rosh Ha’Ayin North, Petah Tikva Sgula, Petah Tikva Kiryat Arye, and Bnei Brak.

The works are large-scale and are being carried out to connect the new Eastern Rail with the national rail network in the Rosh Ha’Ayin area, along with other essential works all over HaSharon Ring Railway.

During the days of the works, shuttles will operate for train passengers. In addition, joint teams of the local authorities in question, personnel from the Ministry of Transport and Israel Railways will work to improve the response to the passengers, on the days of the works.

Train traffic will return to normal on Thursday, May 9th, 2024, upon the resumption of service.

Additional information about the alternative shuttles operated by the railway between the stations of Kfar Saba Nordau, Raanana, Herzliya, Hod Hasharon Sokolov, Rosh HaAyin North, Petah Tikva Kiryat Aryeh, and Bnei Brak is available in the Trip Plan and lines tab in the Moovit app.


Closing of Sderot Station

Please note, due to the constraints of the security situation, and in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and the directives of the Home Front Command, Sderot station is closed.

Alternative bus service provided Sunday to Thursday, until further notice. All the information is available on the Moovit app:

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Source: Israel Railways


It is recommended to plan your trip in advance 🚥. *There might be unexpected changes.*

Moovit is updated with latest changes that are being published by the bus operators and the Ministry of Transportation.

Safe travels 🙂

The Moovit Team

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