Caesarea-Pardes Hanna railway station

Caesarea-Pardes Hanna railway station (Hebrew: תחנת הרכבת קיסריה-פרדס חנה, Taḥanat HaRakevet Keisariya-Pardes Ḥana) is an Israel Railways passenger station between the local council Pardes Hanna-Karkur and Caesarea's industrial zone, and serves these towns, their large industrial zones, as well as Or Akiva and other small communities in the area.

Caesarea-Pardes Hanna
תחנת הרכבת קיסריה-פרדס חנה
Israel Railways
Qesaryya-Pardes Hanna train station 01.jpg
Western side of the station
General information
Platforms2
Tracks2
History
Opened1 July 2001
Passengers
20191,339,506[1]
Rank33 out of 68

LocationEdit

The station is situated on the north–south coastal line and is located to the northwest of Pardes Hanna-Karkur, at the eastern edge of The Northern Caesarea Industries Park (Hebrew: פארק תעשיות קיסריה הצפוני).

HistoryEdit

Caesarea-Pardes Hanna station was opened on 1 July 2001 as a suburban station on the newly inaugurated Tel AvivBinyamina Suburban Service. The station was constructed to provide a railway link for the area's growing population as well as encourage rail commuting to the industrial zone in the vicinity.

The cost of constructing the station was 7 million NIS (about 1.7 million USD), and was partially funded by the Caesarea Development Corporation.

DesignEdit

The station consists of two side platforms with two parallel rail tracks running between them. The station hall is located on the west platform on the grounds of the industrial park. A pedestrian tunnel connects the two platforms beneath the tracks as well as providing access to the station from the eastern (Pardes Hanna) side of the rail tracks.

The station is unique with its teal coloring, and the designs of the shelters on the platforms.

Train serviceEdit

 
Train at the station.
 
Wide view of the station's eastern entrance

Caesarea-Pardes Hanna station is a station on the Tel Aviv suburban line (Binyamina/Netanya–Tel Aviv–RehovotAshkelonNetivotBeersheba Suburban Service). Almost all Inter-City trains pass through this station without stopping, except on the weekends. The station is situated between Binyamina Railway Station to the north and Hadera Ma'arav (West) Railway Station to the south.

Timetable highlights:

  • Suburban service:
    • On weekdays the station is served by 21 southbound and 23 northbound suburban trains. First train departs at 06:20 and last train arrives at 21:45.
    • On Fridays and holiday eves the station is served by 5 southbound and 6 northbound suburban trains. First train departs at 10:52 and last train arrives at 14:55.
  • Inter-City service:
    • On weekdays the station is served only by 5 northbound trains – an early morning train at 06:19 and 4 late night trains from 21:29 until 00:23
    • On Fridays and holiday eves the station is served by 13 southbound and 9 northbound trains. First train departs at 06:16 and last train arrives at 14:39.
    • On Motzei Shabbat and holiday the station is served by 6 southbound and 5 northbound trains. First train departs at 19:20 and last train arrives at 21:46.
Preceding station   Israel Railways Following station
Binyamina
Terminus
Binyamina–Beersheba Hadera West

Station layoutEdit

Platform numbers increase in an East-to-West direction

Side platform
Platform 1      Nahariya–Modi'in Advancing trains toward Modi'in Central do not stop here →
          Nahariya–Beersheba and Karmiel–Beersheba Advancing trains toward Be'er Sheva Central do not stop here →
     Binyamina–Beersheba Advancing toward Be'er Sheva Central (Hadera West)
Platform 2           Nahariya–Modi'in and Nahariya–Beersheba Returning trains toward Nahariya do not stop here
     Karmiel–Beersheba Returning trains toward Karmiel do not stop here
     Binyamina–Beersheba Returning toward Binyamina (terminus)
Side platform

RidershipEdit

Passengers boarding and disembarking by year
Year Passengers Rank Source
2020 477,264 (  862,242) 32 of 68 (  1) 2020 Freedom of Information Law Annual Report
2019 1,339,506 33 of 68 2019 Freedom of Information Law Annual Report

Public transport connectionsEdit

Caesarea-Pardes Hanna station is located inside an industrial area but several bus lines pass outside the station. The bus lines are:

  • 4: Pardes Hanna-Karkur–Caesarea-Pardes Hanna, operated by Egged.
  • 10: Or Aqiva–Orot, operated by Kavim.
  • 11: Or Aqiva–Orot, operated by Kavim.
  • 28: Pardes Hanna-Karkur–Caesarea-Pardes Hanna, operated by Egged.
  • 67: Hadera–Caesarea-Pardes Hanna, operated by Kavim.
  • 80: Caesarea–Caesarea-Pardes Hanna, operated by Kavim.

FacilitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 32°29′7.58″N 34°57′14.75″E / 32.4854389°N 34.9540972°E / 32.4854389; 34.9540972