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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...

Snowy Odyssey for Trapped Railway Passengers in Greece

The trip from Athens to Thessaloniki for 300 railway passengers turned into an unexpected Odyssey after they became trapped inside the train for 17 hours amidst freezing temperatures and the blinding snowstorm that has gripped the country. The Hellenic Railways...

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...

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...

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...

New Sub-Four-Hour Athens-Thessaloniki Train Service to Begin May 20

Thanos Vourdas, the general secretary of Greece's infrastructure and transport ministry, announced on Monday that the first express electric train service which will take passengers from Athens to Thessaloniki in under four hours will be launched next Monday, May...

New Electrified Athens – Thessaloniki Railway Line Complete

The new electrified railway line from Athens to Thessaloniki is ready for use and will be put into operation today, January 29, according to a statement issued by the company responsible for the upgrade. According to the state-run AMNA news...

Woman Killed by Train in Downtown Athens

  A woman was killed on Monday when she was hit by a train in the downtown Athens district of Sepolia, between Konstantinoupoleos and Damvergi streets. The train was on its normal route between Thessaloniki and Athens. The reasons of the accident...

'Silver Arrow' Train Sent Back to Italy As Technical Issues Arise

The Italian made ETR 480 train, known as the 'Silver Arrow' has left Greece to return to Italy. The train was presented during the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair as the bright future for the Greek railways with the ability to connect...