Tel Aviv HaHagana railway station

Coordinates: 32°03′15″N 34°47′05″E / 32.05417°N 34.78472°E / 32.05417; 34.78472
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Tel Aviv HaHagana
תחנת תל אביב ההגנה
Israel Railways
General information
Location32 HaHagana Way, Tel Aviv
Coordinates32°03′15″N 34°47′05″E / 32.05417°N 34.78472°E / 32.05417; 34.78472
Line(s)Jaffa–Jerusalem railway
Ayalon railway
Opened22 June 2002; 21 years ago (2002-06-22)
Electrified21 December 2019; 3 years ago (2019-12-21)
Rank3 out of 68

Tel Aviv HaHagana railway station is a major railway station on the Ayalon Railway in southern Tel Aviv, Israel, serving most lines of Israel Railways. It is located in the median of the Ayalon Highway, north of Highway 1 and 400 meters east of the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. In 2019, over six million passengers used the station, making it the third-busiest in the country after the nearby Savidor Central and HaShalom stations at the time; it was subsequently overtaken by Jerusalem–Yitzhak Navon and demoted to fourth place, but remains the third-busiest station in Tel Aviv.

The station building fronts a road bridge above the highway, connecting Lewinsky Street with HaHagana Road. The station's proximity to the central bus station makes it an important interchange.


The station was constructed in stages. It was originally built with a single island platform and two tracks. The station building was constructed above the platform, but only half of its original design was built. Later another island platform was added to the east and the station building was expanded. Finally, another side platform was built, which serves the line to Ashdod. Those tracks cross above the older Jaffa–Jerusalem railway south of the station.

Electrification works in the station were completed in 2019. A sixth platform is expected to be added to the station in the mid-2020s as part of the project to add a fourth track to the Ayalon Railway.


Dan Bus Company lines 16, 46, 54, 104, 204 and 304 stop at the station's entrance and on the other side of the HaHagana road bridge. A pedestrian pass under the bridge connects the station with the latter stop. These lines mostly serve southern Tel Aviv, with lines 104 and 204 offering a frequent and fast service to Allenby Street, beach promenades and Ben Yehuda Street. A number of lines stop at HeHarash Street, stretching immediately to the west of the station, parallel to Ayalon Highway. These include Dan line 31, Egged line 26 to Bat Yam, Egged lines 71, 171 and 271 to Holon, Egged line 274 to Rehovot and a few other lines with part-time service run by Egged and Kavim. The access to the Central Bus Station is via Lewinsky Street.

Train service[edit]

Preceding station Israel Railways Following station
Tel Aviv HaShalom
towards Nahariya
Nahariya–Modi'in Ben Gurion Airport
Nahariya–Beersheba Lod
Tel Aviv HaShalom
towards Karmiel
Tel Aviv HaShalom
towards Binyamina
Binyamina–Beersheba Kfar Chabad
Tel Aviv HaShalom
towards Netanya
Netanya–Rehovot Kfar Chabad
towards Rehovot
Netanya–Beit Shemesh Lod Ganei Aviv
towards Beit Shemesh
Tel Aviv HaShalom
towards Herzliya
Herzliya–Ashkelon Holon Junction
towards Ashkelon
Herzliya–Jerusalem Ben Gurion Airport

Station layout[edit]

Platform numbers increase in a West-to-East direction

Platform 1           Nahariya–Modi'in and Nahariya–Beersheba Returning toward Nahariya (Tel Aviv HaShalom)
     Karmiel–Beersheba Returning toward Karmiel (Tel Aviv HaShalom)
     Binyamina–Beersheba Returning toward Binyamina (Tel Aviv HaShalom)
     Netanya–Rehovot Returning toward Netanya (Tel Aviv HaShalom) during peak hours only
     Netanya–Beit Shemesh Returning toward Netanya (Tel Aviv HaShalom)
     Herzliya–Jerusalem Returning toward Herzliya (Tel Aviv HaShalom)
     Binyamina–Jerusalem Returning trains toward Binyamina during night hours only do not stop here →
Island platform
Platform 2 ← Termination track – not in ordinary use →
Platform 3      Nahariya–Modi'in Advancing toward Modi'in Central (Ben Gurion Airport)
          Nahariya–Beersheba and Karmiel–Beersheba Advancing toward Be'er Sheva Central (Lod)
     Binyamina–Beersheba Advancing toward Be'er Sheva Central (Kfar Chabad)
     Netanya–Rehovot Advancing toward Rehovot (Kfar Chabad)
     Netanya–Beit Shemesh Advancing toward Beit Shemesh (Lod Ganei Aviv)
     Herzliya–Jerusalem Advancing toward Jerusalem–Yitzhak Navon (Ben Gurion Airport)
     Binyamina–Jerusalem Advancing trains toward Jerusalem–Yitzhak Navon during night hours only, except on Wed.-Thu. nights do not stop here
     Binyamina–Jerusalem Advancing trains toward Ben Gurion Airport during night hours on Wed.-Thu. nights only do not stop here
Island platform
Platform 4      Herzliya–Ashkelon Returning toward Herzliya (Tel Aviv HaShalom)
Platform 5      Herzliya–Ashkelon Advancing toward Ashkelon (Holon Junction)
Side platform


Passengers boarding and disembarking by year
Year Passengers Rank Source
2021 3,659,147 (Increase 1,142,574) 3 of 66 (Steady) 2021 Freedom of Information Law Annual Report
2020 2,516,573 (Decrease 4,079,507) 3 of 68 (Steady) 2020 Freedom of Information Law Annual Report
2019 6,596,080 3 of 68 2019 Freedom of Information Law Annual Report


  1. ^ "2019 Freedom of Information Law Annual Report" (PDF). Israel Railways.