Trains in Greece Gradually Back on Track After Rail Tragedy
Trains in Greece went back into gradual operation on Wednesday following the rail tragedy at Tempi on February 28 that cost the lives of 57 people and injured scores more. The gradual reopening of the railway system was announced by...
Passenger Injured in Greece’s Railway Tragedy Files Criminal Complaint
Railway services are expected to gradually resume in Greece from Wednesday, three weeks after the deadly rail disaster at Tempi.
Who Governs Greece: Greedy Business, Inept State a Lethal Combination
A greedy business environment and an inept state apparatus are a lethal combination causing disasters in Greece. The railway tragedy at Tempi was only partly due to human error. It was mainly the result of a systemic failure of a...
Thousands Rally as General Strike Over Train Disaster Brings Greece to a Halt
Thousands of people joined a nationwide strike and many more gathered for a second time in as many weeks in the center of Athens to demand justice for the death of 57 people in the train disaster of Feb....
Greek Trains to Restart Operation Gradually from March 22
Greek trains will restart operations gradually from March 22, beginning with the suburban railroad lines between Piraeus, Athens, and the International Airport, freight trains between Athens and Thessaloniki, and specific local lines in Greece. State Minister responsible for Infrastructure and...
New General Strike in Greece Over Rail Disaster to Ground Planes
A new nationwide strike will take place in Greece on Thursday over the deadly rail collision at Tempi that claimed the lives of 57 people. The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), the Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY), and the Panhellenic...
Top Prosecutor to Review All Deadly Rail Accidents in Greece
Chief Supreme Court prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos has requested all files related to deadly rail accidents in Greece for the last 15 years. Dogiakos' request was in a letter Monday addressed to Panagiotis Terezakis, Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) interim governor and...
Three More Rail Officials Charged Over Greek Train Crash
Three more Greek rail officials were charged on Thursday in connection with a train crash that killed 57 people, as protests continued and the government promised to overhaul rail safety. Magistrates overseeing an investigation into the causes of the crash...
Greek PM Mitsotakis: ‘Not Hiding Behind Human Errors’ in Train Disaster
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has apologised again for the recent train disaster in Greece. Addressing a cabinet meeting on Thursday, Mitsotakis repeated his public apology in the name of all those who have governed the country in recent years, but...
Greece Announces Urgent Safety Upgrades After Rail Disaster
Greece announced on Wednesday urgent safety upgrades to the rail network following the train disaster last week at Tempi that claimed the lives of at least 57 people. "No train will set off again, if we have not secured safety...