Starting Sept. 17, overnight trains will operate between Tel Aviv-Savidor and Yitzhak Navon stations in Jerusalem with a stop at Ben Gurion Airport, Saturday through Wednesday, the Transportation Ministry reports.
Trains will run once per hour in each direction. On Thursday, night trains will run only between Tel Aviv-Savidor and airport stations, due to maintenance work in the tunnels on the line to Jerusalem.
In addition, the frequency of trains on the Modiin Center – Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon line will also increase to two trains every hour during peak hours instead of just one.
On weekdays, hours will be extended until midnight at Ramla, Mizkeret Batia, Kiryat Malachi Yoav, Kiryat Gat and Lahavim Rahat stations. On Friday, trains will run until 2:00 p.m., as well as on Saturday evening.
At the same time, Beer Sheva station will be closed every Saturday evening due to electrification works in the city, but shuttle buses will be provided between Lahavim Rahat station and Beer Sheva.
In addition, six trains will run at Dimona station on Friday instead of four, but the station will be closed every night for electrification work.
At the same time, another line between Netanya and Rehovot is entering service and is expected to significantly improve service in the central region.