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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...

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,"...

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...

First High Speed Train Arrives in Greece

Greece received its first high-speed train earlier in the week which will soon make traveling across the country much faster. The train, called “White Arrow”, can reach speeds of 200 km (124 miles) per hour. The first trip, operated by Greek...

High Speed Trains Coming to Greece

High speed trains will soon make traveling across Greece much faster. The trains, which can reach speeds of 200 km (124 miles) per hour, will arrive in the country on January 18. The first trip with these cutting-edge trains, which...

Ianos: Floods in Lamia, Train Routes Cut, Extreme Weather Warnings Through the Weekend

The "medicane" Ianos, a rare, hurricane-like storm in the Mediterranean, has brought gale-force winds and flooding to Western Greece and the Ionian islands, and is slowly making its way to the central and southern parts of the country, as...

Eight Hurt After Train Hits Terminal Wall North of Athens

At least eight passengers were slightly injured when a suburban train hit a terminal wall at Kifisia, north Athens on Tuesday. According to reports, the train entered the Kifisia station at too high a rate of speed and hit a...

Woman Dead After Train Collides With Car in Greece's Trikala

A woman died on Saturday morning in Trikala, Thessaly after a train collided with a car. The train which was heading from the city of Trikala to Kalampaka collided with a white, private car at the crossing of Pyrgetos. Media reports...

One Dead After Train Collides With Car in Northern Greece

An horrific collision between a passenger train and a small automobile took place near the town of Diavata in Northern Greece on Monday morning. A train which was heading from Alexandroupolis to Thessaloniki collided with a small, compact car which...