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Hellenic Train denies disinvestment rumors

Τhe Hellenic Train, the Italian state-owned operator of Greece’s railway, has denied reports that it is planning to divest from Greece. “Following a rumor that circulated in recent days in a section of the press, Hellenic Train categorically denies any disinvestment from Greece,” the company said in a statement. Τhe …

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Tempi Train Crash Victims: Thousands march in Greek cities demanding Justice

Thousands of citizens took to the streets of Athens, Thessaloniki and other major Greek cities on Wednesday to commemorate the 57 victims of the train collision disaster in Tempi a year ago, to demand “justice” and the end of cover up attempts from the side of the government. Protesters spray …

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Hellenic Train CEO M. Capotorto to be investigated for perjury

Hellenic Train CEO Maurizio Capotorto will be investigated for perjury by a prosecutor,  after his testimony over the Tempι train accident in the parliamentary inquiry. Maurizio Capotorto, an Italian national, testified last week that those responsible for the railway infrastructure are the ones responsible for any derailments and accidents, meaning …

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Train collides with …tree; one driver injured

A train driver was injured by broken glasses when the train serving the Thessaloniki-Drama route on Friday collided with a tree on the line near Lachanokipi. As a result of the collision, the windshield of the train was broken and one of the two train drivers was injured and taken …

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Proastiakos train with 72 passengers on board party derailed

A Proastiakos suburban railway service from Rio to Agios Andreas in the port city of Patras with 72 people on board was partially derailed on Wednesday, the Hellenic Train said in a press release. The train came off  the tracks at the junction of Gounari and Othonos Streets in Patras. …

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Tempi: Parliament approves KKE investigation proposal on fatal train collision

A proposal for setting up an Inquiry Committee to investigate the fatal train collision at Tempi on February 28, 2023 was approved by the plenary session of the Greek Parliament in a roll call vote on Wednesday evening. The proposal titled ‘The investigation of the Tempi crime and all aspects …

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Refugees in Greece complete training in emergency situations

A group of refugees in Greece has completed training for emergency situations. The first phase of the training funded by European Union resources was completed with an exercise and the presentation of certificates at the Ministry of Migration & Asylum on Tuesday. The training was carried out by the Greek …

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Railway network in Greece collapsing; Hellenic Train to seek compensation

Greece’s railway network is collapsing after the floods in September destroyed most of it, the companies in charge have been left without substantial income and the Hellenic Train seeks to renegotiate its contract with the Greek state and eventually also seek compensation for the revenue loses..  The track lines have …

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Covid-19 infections increase again in Greece; 11% “Eris” strain

New cases of Covid-19 infections increased in the week of July 31-August 6 when compared to the previous week, according to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organisation (EODY), published on Thursday. 11% of the new cases is owed to the new ‘Eris‘ strain of the coronavirus, it …

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OSE director beaten after testimony on Tempi train tragedy

A high-ranking official of Greece’ rail network managing company OSE was beaten outside a court after his testimony of the train tragedy in Tempi  that killed 57 people. After his testimony to an investigator, he was set free. The Director of Electro-mechanical Systems and Electrification of OSE was  attacked by …

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Train stuck in central Greece; third incident in two weeks

A Hellenic Train on Thessaloniki-Larissa route with 58 passengers on board was immobilized at Katerini, central Greece, the managing company said on Wednesday evening. Reason for the -one more incident – was that “falling tree branches disconnected the pantograph from the overhead power line,” the hellenic Train said adding that …

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Train with 400 passengers on board stuck in tunnel for several hours

A train with 400 passengers got stuck in a tunnel in Fthiotida, Central Greece on Thursday, the managing company Hellenic Train.  Unions of workers at the trains denounce that the safety problems remain, still four months after the tragedy at Tempi when two trains collided killing 57 people, injuring dozens. …

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