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New trains reduce Athens-Thessaloniki to 4 hours; on track May 15

After over a year delay, the new trains brought to Greece from Italy will finally take to the tracks on May 15 on the Athens-Thessaloniki route, rail operator TrainOSE announced on Friday. The new trains, the “Arrows”, will reduce the traveling time to 4 hours. The company said the journey …

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Athens-Lamia highway to open for a few hours on Feb 15, close for 24 hours

The Athens-Lamia section of Greece’s most important national highway connecting the South with the North will open for several hours on Monday, February 15, and close again in the evening for 24 hours due to the snowfall, the Minister for Citizen Protection announced Monday noon. The Athens-Lamia highway section will …

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Intercity Athens-Thessaloniki to resume service on May 18, says TrainOSE

Intercity trains between Athens and Thessaloniki will resume service on Monday, May 18, 2020, train operator TRAINOSE announced on Thursday. As preventive travelling restrictions against the coronavirus are gradually being lifted, eight trains in total will presently restart the popular service – four on either end of the route, the …

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Intercity Express Athens-Thessaloniki: Schedules and ticket prices

Intercity express is the new high-speed train of TRAINOSE that covers the route Athens-Thessaloniki in just four hours. The intercity express starts its operation as of Monday, May 20, 2019. The route lasting 3 hours 57 minutes will have stops in Larissa and Paleofarsalo, while the route lasting 4 hours …

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Express train Athens-Thessaloniki in 3h 55min to be launched May 20

The first express electric train service that will carry out the Athens-Thessaloniki route in under four hours is to be launched next Monday, the general secretary of infrastructure and transport ministry, Thanos Vourdas, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency. The new trains will cover the distance in just three hours and …

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Protesting farmers to block Tempi tunnels in Athens-Thessaloniki highway

Greece’s farmers intensify their protests on Saturday with actions that will block traffic in Athens-Thessaloniki highway. Some 50 tractors left the Nikaia blockade in Central Greece around 12 o’ clock noon Saturday and move towards the Tempi tunnels on Athens-Thessaloniki highway. via onlarissa.gr They have already blocked one lane and …

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High Speed train “Silver Arrow” to connect Athens-Thessaloniki in just 3.5 hours

High speed train “Silver Arrow” will connect Athens – Thessaloniki in just 3.5 hours. The train arrived on Friday in Thessaloniki. However, it will still need some time to be in full operation between the Greek capital and the metropolis in the North of the country as the infrastructure has …

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High speed was the cause for the fatal train accident on Athens-Thessaloniki route

High speed was the cause for the train accident on Athens-Thessaloniki route, an accident that cost the lives of three people and the injury of thirteen. According to the preliminary report of a committee investigating the cause for the accident the train driver had developed a speed of 144.3 km/hour, …

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Tempi Tunnels make it possible: Athens-Thessaloniki in 4 hours (picts, videos)

The inauguration ceremony of the Tempi Tunnels had everything a Greek soul wishes: a religious blessing, the National Anthem, a wreath at the monument dedicated to National Resistance near by, a speech by the Prime Minister and an EU Commissioner. The three tunnels are at Tempi Valley and Maliakos-Klidi section …

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