New railway station opens in south Netanya

Israel Railways train  picture: Eyal Yitzhar

Kiryat Sapir station on the Tel Aviv - Haifa line is near the Poleg Interchange and the IKEA furniture store.

Israel Railways opened the Kiryat Sapir railway station in south Netanya on Saturday night. The new station is on the existing Haifa-Tel Aviv coastal line between Netanya and Beit Yehoshua. The station is located near the Poleg interchange and the IKEA furniture store and will serve the Kiryat Sapir (Poleg) southern Netanya industrial zone and Netanya soccer stadium as well as southern Netanya residential neighborhoods.

The station costing NIS 70 million covers 3,600 square meters as well as a car park for 600 vehicles. One train in each direction will stop at the station each hour and two trains per hour during the morning and evening rush hours.

This is Israel Railway's 61st railway station and follows the opening of four new stations last month on the Valley Line between Haifa and Beit Shean. Under construction and due to open in the next few years are the Jerusalem - Tel Aviv fast rail link and the Western Galilee line to Karmiel.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 6, 2016

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Israel Railways train  picture: Eyal Yitzhar
Israel Railways train picture: Eyal Yitzhar
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