Lev HaMifratz Railway Station

Lev HaMifratz
לב המפרץ

Lev HaMifratz Railway Station

Location
55 HaHistadrut Blvd., Haifa[1]
Israel

Platforms
2

Tracks
2

Construction

Parking
500 free spaces[1]

Disabled access
Yes[1]

Lev HaMifratz Railway Station (Hebrew: תחנת הרכבת לב המפרץ‎‎, Taḥanat HaRakevet Lev HaMifratz) is an Israeli railway passenger station in Haifa, Israel, serving Lev HaMifratz Mall (Hebrew: קניון לב המפרץ‎‎, Heart of the Bay Mall), one of Haifa’s largest malls, and the surrounding Haifa Bay industrial zone in the northeast of the city.

Contents

1 Location
2 History
3 Train service
4 Public transport connections

4.1 Construction

5 References
6 External links

Location[edit]
The station is situated on the North-South coastal line and is located in the southern part of the Haifa-Bay industrial zone. The station is one of two railway stations serving this district (the other being Hutzot HaMifratz Railway Station), although it is much larger in terms of passenger numbers and trains serving it. The station is also one of six railway stations within Haifa’s municipal borders.
History[edit]

Lev HaMifratz Railway Station is accessed via Lev HaMifratz Mall.

The station was constructed during the summer of 2001 and officially opened on October 8, 2001. This is the first public railway station whose construction was entirely funded by a private enterprise (the adjacent shopping mall). Entrance to the station is possible only through the mall’s second floor, where a small station building exists. A bridge connects the mall’s second floor with the two platforms on ground level just west of it.
During the 2006 Lebanon War train service to the station was suspended after a Hezbollah Katyusha rocket hit a train depot in Haifa on July 16, 2006, killing 8 Israel Railways workers. It was restored 29 days later, on August 14, two days after the ceasefire went into effect.
Train service[edit]
Lev HaMifratz Railway Station is a station on both the main North-South coastal line of Israel Railways Nahariya – Haifa – Tel-Aviv – Modi’in/Be’er Sheva Inter-City Service) and the suburban line serving Haifa’s northern suburbs – The Krayot (Haifa – Kiryat Motzkin Suburban Service). The station is situated between Hutzot HaMifratz Railway Station to the north and Haifa Central HaShmona Railway Station to the south.
Public transport connections[edit]
Lev HaMifratz Railway Station is located some 300 meters from the Ha