Train station inaugurated in rural southern town of Netivot

Aiming to significantly shorten the travel time between the country’s southern periphery and center, a new railway station in the city of Netivot opened its doors on Sunday.

Located just about 15 kilometers east of Gaza and due south of the city of Sderot, the station at Netivot is part of a larger construction plan of a 60-kilometer railway line between the southern coastal city of Ashkelon and Beersheba – located eastward in the northern Negev Desert. About a year ago, a station at Sderot opened as part of the project, while a station at Ofakim – about halfway between Netivot and Beersheba – is expected to be complete by the end of the year, the Transportation Ministry said.


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