Israel Railways’ Ben Gurion Airport station, others between Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva temporarily closed

The direct train traffic between Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva has been temporarily halted until Sunday morning as part of preparations towards opening the high-speed rail line between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Starting at 10:00 pm, there will be disruptions with railway traffic from the Haifa stations towards the south. The Ben Gurion Airport Railway Station will also close however, Israel Railways will be operating a shuttle system to and from the station.
Disruptions with railroad traffic Photo Credit: FR 123/Channel 2 News

If you are planning on visiting Israel this weekend, take note: as part of the preparations towards opening the high-speed line between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel Railways traffic between the Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv stations, along with the Lehavim-Rahat and Kiryat Gat stations, will be temporarily halted from today (Thursday) until Sunday morning.

Furthermore, trains will not be leaving the Modi’in and Ben Gurion Airport stations however, a shuttle system will be operating throughout the day to and from the airport. From 10:00 pm tonight, railway disruptions from the Haifa stations towards the south are set to begin. Israel Railways will conduct infrastructure work throughout the weekend from the Kiryat Gat-Ramla section and the Tel Aviv HaHagana Railway Station as part of the aforementioned preparations towards opening the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high-speed line and the construction of a railway station in Mazkeret Batya.

Since 10:00 am this morning, train services along the Be’er Sheva – Kiryat Gat – Tel Aviv line were halted. The western line between Hod HaSharon – Tel Aviv – Be’er Sheva will continue to be fully active in an advanced format. The following Israel Railways stations will be closed until will have no railway traffic whatsoever until Sunday: Ben Gurion Airport, Modi’in Central, Modi’in Outskirts, Lod Ganei Aviv and Kfar Chabad.



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