Israel Railways implements transport minister Bezalel Smutrich's recommendation to close one of the three railways that pass along Tel Aviv is the Ayalon Railroad for a period of about 3 weeks, with the aim of completing the electrification of the train at Tel Aviv stations.
The electrification was supposed to end a few years ago, but only recently has the train reported full electrification from Jerusalem to southern Tel Aviv. In a few weeks, the line will open and allow less than half an hour's travel between the Tel Aviv defense station and Navon station in Jerusalem. To date, electricity has only reached the Ben Gurion Airport.
Due to the works, one of three rails will be temporarily closed on the Ayalon route and the rail traffic at the Be'er Sheva-Ashkelon-Rishon Lezion line will be suspended, between Moshe Dayan-Ra'anana and Tel Aviv Haganah stations.
According to the train, trains on this line will begin and end their journey south at Yavne West and TA Hagana stations, and north at Bnei Brak and TA Savidor Center stations; A free shuttle service will be used as a supplementary service. "
To facilitate commuter traffic on Chanukah, the train split the closure between December 2 - December 20 and between January 6 - January 28: "On Chanukah week and during the festive week, train traffic will operate as a series," the company says.
The trains departing from Beersheba Central Station in the north direction will end their journey at Yavne West Station, from which a free shuttle service will be operated between Yavne West Station and Tel Aviv Defense Station. Alternatively, you can change trains to the north at Ashkelon or Ashdod stations.
At the same time, the trains departing hourly from Prime Minister Moshe Dayan will end their journey at the Tel Aviv Defense Station. Passengers to northern stations from the Defense Station will exchange trains at this station or assist with the free shuttle services provided there.
Regarding the changes from the north east (Raanana West outlet stations, KPS, Rosh Ha'ayin, Petah Tikva), the company says that out of four hourly trains leaving from Raanana West station to the south, two will end their journey at Bnei Brak station and two will end their journey at Tel Aviv station. A. Sevidor Center.
"From Bnei Brak station, passengers will be provided with a free shuttle service to Tel Aviv University and TA Savidor stations, where it will be possible to travel by train to the north and south. The TA Savidor station will allow trains to switch north and south," only during rush hour
he Ayalon Railroad is the most crowded day in Israel. The rail infrastructure is estimated at only three lanes - while four to six are required to meet demand. Smutrich, who is aware of the criticisms expected of the movement as a result of traffic disruptions, said: "A political pressure minister was scared. I have the courage and will have to ask for your backup to make things happen better."