Jerusalem–Yitzhak Navon railway station
|Israel Railways inter-city rail station|
|Location||6 Shazar Avenue, Jerusalem|
|Operated by||Israel Railways|
|Line(s)||Tel Aviv–Jerusalem railway|
|Train operators||Israel Railways|
|Connections||Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Jerusalem Light Rail|
|Depth||80 metres (260 ft)|
|Opened||25 September 2018|
Jerusalem–Yitzhak Navon railway station (Hebrew: תחנת הרכבת ירושלים – יצחק נבון, Tahanat HaRakevet Yerushalaim–Yitzhak Navon, originally called Jerusalem–HaUma railway station) is an Israel Railways passenger terminal in Jerusalem.
The station is the eastern terminus of the Tel Aviv–Jerusalem railway and is one of the world's deepest heavy-rail passenger stations, with its structure extending down to 80 metres (260 ft) below the surface. It is located near Binyanei HaUma and constitutes part of a major public transportation hub, being situated adjacent to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station as well as next to a station serving current and future lines of the Jerusalem Light Rail.
Construction of the station began in 2007 and was completed in 2018 at a cost of about NIS 500 million (appx. US$140 million). The station entrance is located at an elevation of 815 metres (2,674 ft), with most of the station's 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft) of floorspace located underground. The length of the platforms is 300 metres (980 ft). The station can double as a shelter in case of a conventional, biological or chemical attack, being able to provide refuge for 5,000 people.
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- Inauguration of the Yitzchak Navon Train Station in Jerusalem
- Opening of Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train route delayed by six months, Arutz Sheva, 21 February 2018
- Riva, Na'ama (26 September 2018). "מפלצת תת-קרקעית: תחנת הרכבת החדשה יכולה לשנות את ירושלים" [Underground Monster: The New Railway Station Can Change Jerusalem] (in Hebrew). TheMarker. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Fiske, Gavriel (October 6, 2014). "Work begins on final tunnel for Jerusalem-Tel Aviv link". Times of Israel. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
- Petersburg, Ofer (August 18, 2010). "Israel's 'Judgment Day' Shelters". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
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