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Train Derails in the Netherlands 5 Weeks After Rail Disaster in Greece

One person has died and dozens have been injured, many seriously, after a passenger train derailed in the south of the Netherlands in the early hours of Tuesday. Emergency services say the overnight crash happened after the train transporting about...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Apologizes for Train Tragedy

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis took to social media on Sunday to apologize for the train tragedy at Tempi that resulted in the deaths of at least 57 people. Mitsotakis who is facing a general election this spring as prime minister,...

‘Crossing of Death’: Shocking Video Highlights Lack of Rail Safety in Greece

The lack of rail safety in Greece is demonstrated in a shocking video shot in the town of Amyntaio, near Florina in northern Greece. The footage uploaded on social media after the train disaster at Tempi, shows the level crossing...

Station Master in Larissa, Greece Arrested After Deadly Train Crash

Police in Greece arrested the station master in the city of Larissa from where the fatal train left on its journey northwards toward Thessaloniki on Tuesday evening. According to a new update, 38 people lost their lives in the deadliest...

Fatal Train Collision in Greece Leaves at Least 36 Dead

A train collision in Greece has left at least 36 dead and dozens injured. A passenger train and a cargo train were involved in the fatal head-on crash at Tempi near the city of Larissa in Central Greece resulting...

Toxic Chemicals from Derailed Train Released by Ohio Crews

Crews are performing a controlled release of toxic chemicals from a derailed train in north-eastern Ohio, hours after ordering residents to evacuate the area or risk death. Officials are releasing vinyl chloride into the air from five derailed rail cars...

Odontotos: Greece’s Amazing Cog Railway of the Peloponnese

The "Odontotos" railway in Greece, one of the few surviving cog railways in Europe, travels across the country and over and through its spectacular mountains. People in many mountainous countries in Europe and beyond are used to cog, or "rack,"...

Athens-Thessaloniki Travel Time Drops to 4 Hours with New Trains

New, state-of-the-art trains going into operation on Sunday, May 15th will reduce the Athens-Thessaloniki travel time to 4 hours, TrainOSE, the Italian-owned Greek rail operator, said on Friday. Normally, the travel time between the capital and the major northern city...

High Speed Train Runs One Year Late in Greece

The first high-speed train in Greece originally scheduled to begin service in March 2021 on the Athens-Thessaloniki route is almost one year late. On Monday, rail operator Trainose announced that the fourth train is on its way to Greece from...

Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...