Herzliya railway station

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Herzliya railway station
תחנת הרכבת הרצליה
Israel Railways
Herzliya railway station.JPG
Passenger platforms at the station.
Location Ben Zion Michaeli St. next to Shiv'at HaKohavim Mall Herzliya,
Coordinates 32°09′50″N 34°49′53″E / 32.16389°N 34.83139°E / 32.16389; 34.83139Coordinates: 32°09′50″N 34°49′53″E / 32.16389°N 34.83139°E / 32.16389; 34.83139
Line(s) Binyamina/NetanyaTel AvivRehovot/Ashkelon
Platforms 3
Tracks 4 (2 more under construction)
Parking 300
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1953
Rebuilt April 3, 2004
Binyamina/Netanya –
Rehovot/Ashkelon line
Caesarea-Pardes Hanna
Hadera Ma'arav
Netanya Sapir
Beit Yehoshua
to Ra'anana
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv Savidor Central
Tel Aviv HaShalom
Tel Aviv HaHagana
Kfar Chabad
Be'er Ya'akov
Yavne East
Ashdod Ad Halom

Herzliya railway station (Hebrew: תחנת הרכבת הרצליה‎, Taḥanat HaRakevet Herzliya) is an Israel Railways passenger station located in the city of Herzliya. The station currently has an island platform and a side platform serving three tracks. As of 2015, the Ayalon Highway is being extended past the station northwards (as part of the Route 531 project) and at the completion of this project, the platforms will lie contained in the median of the highway, like the train stations in Tel Aviv.

The existing station was built in the 2000s to replace the older station which was opened on October 23, 1989 that was located a few hundred meters to the south of the present location. The old station was itself a reconstruction of the original station, built in 1953 together with the Coastal Railway. Most of the trains which stop at the station are suburban trains on the Binyamina/NetanyaTel AvivRehovot/Ashkelon line.

In the future, it will also be a part of a new circular route (Sharon Railway) that will serve the city of Ra'anana to the northeast. Currently this railway loop is partially built and serves the Bnei Brak–Ramat HaHayal, Petah Tikva, Rosh Ha-Ayin, Kfar Saba and Hod Hasharon stations. The missing section of the loop (from Hod Hasharon station westward to the Coastal railway, including new Ra'anana South and Ra'anana West stations) is being built as part of the Route 531 construction project. The station will also serve as the northern terminus for trains operating on the future Tel Aviv–Jerusalem railway for several years as the initial stage of Israel Railways' electrification program will end at the station.

Currently, the station is accessible from east of the tracks; as part of the route 531 project, access from the west will be built as well, including a new 290-space parking lot to be constructed west of the station, supplementing the existing eastern lot. Also as part of the project the side platform is being converted to an island platform and another island platform is being built east of the existing platforms. At the end of these works, the station will contain a total of three island platforms serving a total six tracks, effectively doubling the size of the station. With six passenger platforms, the station will tie with Tel Aviv Central for the most number of platforms in Israel. The additional platforms are necessary in order to accommodate the additional trains the station will serve on the Sharon Railway loop and as the terminus of the Tel Aviv–Jerusalem railway.

Preceding station   Israel Railways   Following station
Towards: Binyamina/Netanya
Beit Yehoshua
  Binyamina/NetanyaTel AvivRehovot/Ashkelon
Suburban Service
  Towards: Rehovot/Ashkelon
Tel Aviv University
Terminus   HerzliyaTel AvivJerusalem
Inter-City Service
  Towards: Jerusalem Malha
Tel Aviv University
Towards: Netanya
Beit Yehoshua
  NetanyaTel AvivRishon LeZion
Suburban Service
  Towards: HaRishonim
Tel Aviv University