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Ashkelon Railway Station

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Parking  150 spaces
Disabled access  Yes
Opened  2005
Platforms in use  2
Bicycle facilities  5 spaces
Address  Ashkelon, Israel
Phone  +972 52-321-6857
Tracks  4
Ashkelon Railway Station
Location  Adjacent to "Cosmos" shopping center, Kefar Silver Junction, Ashkelon
Similar  Ashkelon National Park, Beit Yehoshua Railway, Rishon LeZion HaRisho, Lod Railway Station, Rishon LeZion Moshe D

The Ashkelon Railway Station is a railway station that is located in Ashkelon, Israel. It is the southern terminus of the Binyamina–Tel Aviv–Ashkelon and the Hod Hasharon-Rishon LeZion-Ashkelon suburban lines. A station has existed at the site since before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War when it was in service on the now-defunct line to Egypt.

In 1992 suburban service to the Ashdod Ad Halom Railway Station began. In 2002 it was decided to double-track the Ashdod–Ashkelon railway and extend the suburban service to Ashkelon. The new Ashkelon passenger station was opened in 2005. Later, a new railway north of Ashkelon was constructed between Rishon LeZion and Ashdod. This new line was inaugurated on 4 August 2013 and significantly shortened the travel time from Ashdod and Ashkelon to Tel Aviv to 35 and 45 minutes respectively.

The railway line south of the station is being extended to Beersheba, which will also enable rail service to the towns of Sderot, Ofakim and Netivot in the northern Negev. The new line is expected to open in stages by 2016.

Facilities

Facilities present at the station are:

  • Payphone
  • One ticket cashier
  • Two ticket machines
  • Parking lot
  • Toilets
  • References

    Ashkelon Railway Station Wikipedia


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