|Location||Yoseftal Ave., Lod|
|Bicycle facilities||5 spaces|
|Opened||24 May 1891|
Lod railway station is an Israel Railways station in Lod, Israel, served by most railway lines of Israel Railways. The station is located in the HaRakevet district of south Lod. In December 2006, Lod Station served a daily average of 7,786 passengers.
Lod station is the 11th most used station of Israel Railways and is home to a major railway depot. It traces its history as such to the 19th century, when it was used as an interim station on the Jaffa-Jerusalem line, the first significant railway line in the Middle East. For many years Lod (then called Lydda) was the main railway hub of mandatory Palestine and later Israel as it sits at the intersection of several major rail lines located in the central part of the country. Also, before the establishment of the state of Israel, the Coastal Railway did not exist, neither did westbound spurs from the Eastern Railway and therefore all traffic from the north of the country bound for Tel Aviv and Jaffa had to first proceed southwards to Lod, then reroute northwest through the station.
In 2021 a new passenger station complex, combined with a new Lod central bus station is expected to open at the site and replace the 1910s-era passenger station.
The sprawling site also houses a large rail yard and extensive rolling stock maintenance facilities. In 2017, Israel Railways’ company headquarters were moved from the Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station to a new campus built on the grounds of the Lod railway station.
|Preceding station||Israel Railways||Following station|
Tel Aviv HaHagana
|Towards: Beersheba Central |
Tel Aviv HaHagana
|Netanya–Tel Aviv–Beit Shemesh
|Towards: Beit Shemesh |
|Towards: Ashkelon |
Lod Ganei Aviv
|Netanya–Tel Aviv–Rishon LeZion