Israel Railways will be carrying out infrastructure upgrades during October, on the line from Hod Hasharon and Kfar Sava to Tel Aviv, and between Kirtat Motzkin and Nahariya in the north. The work is expected to halt service for a portion of the month, and shuttle bus service will be provided instead.

On the Tel Aviv-Hod HaSharon route, trains will be suspended between October 9 and October 28, while a second track is laid. This will eliminate the need for trains to wait as they approach the stations on a single track, and will make it possible to increase the frequency of service. Among other rail work planned is a fourth rail line between the Tel Aviv University station and the central Savidor station on Arlosoroff Street, as well as improvements to a number of train stations and the construction of a new station in Petah Tikva.

The rail work in the north will add an additional rail between Kiryat Motzkin and Acre, halting service between October 12 and October 28, not only between those stations but also further north to Nahariya. The project includes improvements to the Acre and Nahariya stations.