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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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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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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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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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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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Train Collision: Regulatory Authority summons Hellenic Train & OSE for

Greece’s Regulatory Authority for Railways (RAS) on Wednesday announced that it is summoning the Railways Organisation of Greece (OSE) and Hellenic Train SA to a hearing regarding alleged violations that led to the February 28 rail disaster at Tempi. After completing an investigation into the tragic accident, irregularities were revealed …

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Hellenic Train: Buses to transport passengers on certain routes from March 15

Hellenic Train announced that buses will start operating as of Wednesday, March 15, to transport passengers on certain routes, until rail traffic is restored. Further details are expected to be announced later on Tuesday, the company said. Minister of State responsible for Infrastructure and Transport Giorgos Gerapetritis met anew with …

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Hellenic Train cancels all train routes, incl. Proastiakos

Hellenic Train, the private company managing the passengers transfer in Greece, announced on Wednesday that all of the company’s routes are cancelled as of 12 o’ clock noon, March 1, 2023. These routes also include the routes of the Athens Suburban Proastiakos. The company did not say until when the …

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Hellenic Train fined €300K for stranding passengers, poor service

Rail operator Hellenic Train SA was fined 300,000 euros by Greece’s Railroad Regulatory Authority (RAS) for stranding 820 passengers in harsh weather conditions on January 24, when five trains were stuck on the major north-south train route of Greece. Following a months-long review of Hellenic Train, a subsidiary of Ferrovie …

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Train services disruption due to derailment in central Greece

Hellenic Train – former TrainOSE – has warned train passengers about disruptions and big delays to services following a derailment on Friday morning. The first wagon of Intercity 882 Athens-Kalambaka derailed as the train was entering the station of Tithorea in Fthiotida regional unit around 10:00 a.m. No injuries were …

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Greece’s TrainOse was renamed to Hellenic Train

Greece’s national railway operator TrainOSE was renamed Hellenic Train at a presentation attended by Greek and Italian ministers in Athens on Friday. The new name and logo were presented by Greek Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis, alongside Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Italy’s Finance Minister Daniele Franco. The Greek government …

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