Beersheba Center Railway Station

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Beersheba Center (Merkaz)
תחנת באר שבע מרכז
Israel Railways
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Beersheba Merkaz station entrance
Station statistics
Address Israel Yitzhak Ben Zvi Street, Beersheba.
Line(s) Nahariya - Haifa - Tel Aviv - Beersheba
Platforms 3
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 20, 2000
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access

Beersheba Center Railway Station is an Israel Railways terminal in Beersheba on the main intercity line from Nahariya to Beersheba. The station is located on Yitzhak Ben Zvi St. near the city's central bus station and HaNegev Mall. It is one of two railway stations serving Be'er Sheva, the other being Be'er Sheva North, located near the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Services[edit]

The station is open 24 hours a day (except on the Sabbath) and during peak times serves two trains per hour in each direction to and from Tel Aviv, making certain stops along the route. At off-peak times there is one train per hour in each direction. Some of these trains then continue along the Mediterranean coast to Haifa and terminate in Nahariya in northern Israel. During late nights and early mornings there is one train per hour to and from Nahariya, stopping in Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other selected destinations (some of which differ from the destinations served by the day and evening trains to Nahariya). Additional trains serving the station are expected to be added later in 2013. The current travel time from Beersheba Center to the Tel Aviv HaHagana Railway Station is just over one hour.

In the future the station will also serve as a terminus for trains using the Ashkelon–Beersheba railway. Starting in 2015, this will enable new direct service from Beersheba Center to destinations such as Ashkelon, Ashdod, Yavne, and Rishon LeZion.

The station's design allows for additional passenger platforms to be constructed west of the existing platforms in the future.

Station lines[edit]

Nahariya - Be'er Sheva inter-city line
Nahariya
Akko
Kiryat Motzkin
Kiryat Haim
Hutzot HaMifratz
Lev HaMifratz
Haifa Central HaShmona
Haifa Bat Galim
Haifa Hof HaCarmel
Atlit
Binyamina
to Kfar Sava
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv Savidor Central
Tel Aviv HaShalom
Tel Aviv HaHagana
to Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan
to Ben Gurion Airport
Lod
to Ashkelon
to Jerusalem Malha
Kiryat Gat
Lehavim Rahat
Be'er Sheva North
to Dimona
Be'er Sheva Central
Israel Rail Lines Map
Tel Aviv - Beersheba inter-city line
Tel Aviv Savidor Central
Tel Aviv HaShalom
Tel Aviv HaHagana
to Rishon LeZion Moshe Dayan
to Ben Gurion Airport
Lod
to Ashkelon
to Jerusalem Malha
Kiryat Gat
Lehavim Rahat
Be'er Sheva North
to Dimona
Be'er Sheva Central
Israel Rail Lines Map

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 31°14′36″N 34°47′54″E / 31.243288°N 34.798443°E / 31.243288; 34.798443