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Greece’s Transport Minister resigns following deadly train crash

Greece’s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis submitted his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, 17 hours after the deadly train tragedy in Tempi. His resignation comes following public fury and immense pressure on social media and thus as elections near. Karamanlis submitted his resignation after he returned from a visit to …

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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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Turkey, EU partners express condolences over Greece’s train tragedy

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Wednesday to expressed his condolences over the tragic railway accident in Tempi, central Greece. He later posted on Twitter: Yunanistan’da meydana gelen tren kazası nedeniyle mevkidaşım Dendias’ı arayarak taziye dileklerimizi ilettik. Yunan devletinin ve halkının acısını paylaşıyoruz. Spoke …

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Proastiakos train derails with 75 passengers, Piraeus-Renti line temporarily closed

A train of Suburban Railway Proastiakos derailed  on Wednesday evening at the station of Renti in Piraeus. 75 passengers were onboard.The PIraeus-Renti line was temporarily closed, operator TrainOSE said in a statement. Nobody was injured during the incident and all 75 passengers disembarked in safety. According to TrainOSE, the derailed …

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Greek police paralyzes public transport, closes 24 metro stations

Greek police went out of control on Sunday and paralyzed the whole public transport network in downtown Athens and far beyond. The number of six metro and urban train ISAP stations closed to the public rose to 24 (!) Sunday noon, the tram operation has been halted some 5 km …

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Urban train crashes at Kifissia station, 10 passengers injured

A train of the urban train ISAP crashed at the platform of the terminal station in Kifissia, northern Athens, short after 12 o’ clock noon on Tuesday. Ten passengers have been injured, eight of them have been transferred to hospitals. According to preliminary media reports, the train crashed at the …

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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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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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Work stoppages at Athens public transport on Dec 14 general strike day

Workers at public transport means in Athens will join the general strike of public and private sector unions on December 14th 2017. Transport means workers will launch work stoppages next Thursday, mainly in order to allow unionists to join the big protest rally again austerity measures. According to an announcement …

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Train derails, crash into house, 3 dead, 7 injured – videos, pictures

Greece train crash: At least three people died and seven were injured when a passenger train derailed in Northern Greece and literally ripped through a house on Saturday night. The Intercity I/C 58 with 70 passengers and 5 crew members was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki. The derail occurred at …

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