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Ferries docked, public transport paralyzed due to 24h strike in Greece

Public and train transport and maritime traffic in Greece will paralyze on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, after several unions declared to join the 24-hour strike organized by the  Confederation of  Private Sector Workers (GSEE). The strike is expected to impact public transport services on land and the sea across the …

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57 Nails: Installation dedicated to Tempi victims by G. Koftis

With a highly symbolic inspiration, artist Giorgos Koftis set up an installation he named called “57 NAILS”. It is dedicated to the 57 people killed and the dozens of injured at the fatal train collision at Tempi, central Greece, on February 28, 2023. The installation is located 500 meters south …

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Railway routes in Central Greece partially resume operation after floods damage repaired

Αll rail routes in the section Thessaloniki – Larissa – Thessaloniki will resume after the damage cause by the floods in September has been repaired and the railway line has been handed over by the infrastructure manager, the OSE. It is noted that the timetable of the Suburban Larissa – …

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Storm DANIEL damages railway network in Central Greece

Storm Daniel caused damages to the railway network in Central Greece, with 50 km of railway track and signalling from Domokos to Krannonas stations in Central Greece have been damaged in storm Daniel. Managing director of network managing company OSE, Panagiotis Terzakis, told state-run news agency amna,that the damages caused …

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More train schedules for Athens-Thessaloniki, Proastiakos lines as of April 7

More train schedules will be added as of Friday, April 8, to the national railway network, which is gradually returning to operation after the deadly train collision on February 28, the Hellenic Train said on Thursday. The company announced that trains IC 56 from Athens (14:28) and IC 59 from …

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First trains resume service; emotions high as train passes crash site (video)

Τhe first passenger trains resumed service on Monday morning more than a month after the deadly train collision in Tempi. As expected the restart of the service turned into a PR show by the government, despite the fact that deficiencies in the rail network remain. The first Hellenic Train service …

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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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Two Athens metro stations closed due to train crash protest rally

Athens metro stations “Syntagma” and “Panepistimio” have been shut down since 10:30 Sunday morning due to protest rallies in downtown. The trains will pass through the two stations without stopping. They will open again upon a police order. The protest rallies start at 12 o’ clock noon. Public sector union …

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Greece announces a series of measures for trains safety

In a press conference on Wednesday morning, state Minister and acting Transport Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis announced a series of measures for the trains safety after the fatal collision in Tempi that killed 57 people on February 28. Gerapatritis admitted “serious errors” in the railway security protocols. “If we had a …

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Train workers launch one more 24h strike in Greece

Greece’s railway unions announced one more 24-hour strike on Monday, March 6, 2023. The strike affects all train services carried out by Hellenic Train, said the company, including all Athens suburban railway services Proastiakos. The Panhellenic Railway Federation plans meetings with the Transport Ministry and political parties. “It’s time for …

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Workers at Athens Metro, Proastiakos, Trains on 24h strike

Workers at Athens Metro Lines 2 and 3 as well as at Proastiakos have launched a 24-hour strike to protest the deadly train crash at Tempi, where at least 43 passengers and 10 crew members have been killed. In a statement, Metro workers union said that they have similar problems …

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Public Transport on strike paralyze Greece

Public transport means are on work stoppages or 24-hour strike, ships and ferries remain docked, trains are parked and even taxi drivers have pull the handbrake to raise their voice against the rising prices and the cost of living. The situation in the Greek capital Athens is for commuters even …

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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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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike. For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, …

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