Tel Aviv train station closes for six days

Tel Aviv train station closes, government provides passengers with buses and a shuttle service.

Chana Roberts ,

Israel Railways
Israel Railways
Yoni Kempinski

Tel Aviv's Hashalom Station will be closed for six days starting on Monday morning, due to work on the tracks and infrastructure.

Hashalom Station is expected to reopen the morning of March 12.

The station's closure is due to tunnel boring machines (TBM) working to allow the light rail train to tunnel underneath Hashalom Station.

Southbound trains will end at Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station, and northbound trains will end at Tel Aviv's Hahagana Station.

There will be a Nahariya-Be'er Sheva train which bypasses Tel Aviv altogether.

Free shuttles within Tel Aviv and additional bus lines to and from Tel Aviv will compensate for Hashalom Station's closure.

In addition, the IDF will provide soldiers with alternative transportation to and from army bases.

Bus line 777 will shuttle passengers between Tel Aviv's Savidor, Hashalom, and Hagana railway stations and between the Savidor station and Ben Gurion Airport.

Line 777's schedule is as follows:

-6:00am-9:00am: Fill up and go

-9:00am-3:00pm: Every 10 minutes

-3:00pm-7:00pm: Fill up and go

-7:00pm-11:00pm: Every 10 minutes

On February 19, Israel's first tunnel boring machine began clearing land for the tracks of Tel Aviv's planned light rail train.