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Police Arrest 19 for Stealing Railway Equipment; Over 7 mln Loss to State

Greek Police arrested 19 individuals, including a Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) manager and employees, who worked in a gang stealing railway equipment valued at over 7 million euros. The gang's activity, spread in several cities of Greece, began operations on...

Restored 'Moutzouris' Locomotive Returns to Kalavryta Railway

A slice of living history, the original DK 8001 steam locomotive, locally known in Greece as "Moutzouris," that first ran on the tracks of the Diakofto-Kalavryta rack railway has been put back to work, offering visitors a unique...

Almost €2 Million Found at Dead Pensioner's Home in Northern Greece

The 2,000 euros found in the pockets of a Greek pensioner who died in a Thessaloniki coffee shop was just a drop in the ocean compared to the fortune found in his home. The man was a retired high-ranking official of...

Hellenic Railway to Reach Nafplio

Within the next six months, the Greek railway line connecting Nafplio, Argos and Corinth is expected to reopen. The head of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) Panayiotis Theofanopoulos assured the Mayor of Nafplio that the existing rail network and terminal will...

Greece Wants Azeri Gas Investment, TAP

  With privatization and foreign direct investment lagging, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has discussed the sale of the country's gas transmission network DESFA with visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, and the construction of the the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP)...

OSE Left Without Trains

For the first time since the founding of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) in 1920, the company is left without trains and is limited to being a simple network administrator. According to Greek news, in 2010, the representative of the International...

TrainOSE to Resume Thessaloniki's Train Linking with the Balkans

TrainOSE, the operating arm of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), will resume services linking northern Greece to Skopje, Belgrade and Sofia on May 10. The company suspended services linking Thessaloniki to the Balkan capitals in February 2011. TrainOSE's decision to relaunch...

Greek Train Drivers to Strike over Easter

The Greek railway workers have opted to join the general strike of General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) scheduled for April 9. The Panhellenic Federation of Railway Workers (POS) is also planning further mobilizations for both passenger and freight trains during...

Samaras Asks Putin For Cheap Gas

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in a sideline meeting in Brussels, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to lower the prices that Greece pays for Russian gas, but didn't get a commitment. The two men met in Brussels after Samaras addressed...

Cow Herd Derails Train in Greece

A train was derailed shortly after 11 a.m. on the Thessaloniki - Athens route. The train was going rather slow due to the abrupt turns of the rails in the area, something that eventually saved everyone on board. The train...