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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...

Odontotos: Greece's Amazing Cog Railway of the Peloponnese

People in many mountainous countries in Europe and beyond are used to cog, or "rack," railways, trains which have been technically altered by the addition of cogs, or teeth, to be able to safely climb mountains. Although Greece's railway network...

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...

Greek Operator Vows to Make Train 'People's First Choice' For Athens – Thessaloniki Route

TRAINOSE, the Greek railway company that was recently bought by the Italian Ferrovie Dello Stato published an announcement regarding the new ETR 480 train, also known as 'the silver arrow'. The company says that it aims to make train the...

'Silver Arrow' Train Makes Maiden Voyage from Thessaloniki (video)

The new "Silver Arrow" fast train, that can make the Thessaloniki-Athens route in 3.5 hours, made its maiden voyage on Saturday from Thessaloniki to Katerini. The new train left Thessaloniki's 1st Railway Station at 9:05 in an inauguration ceremony with...

TrainOSE's New High-Speed Train Makes Athens-Thessaloniki Trip Under 3.5 Hours

There is much anticipation for next month's Thessaloniki international trade fair where TrainOSE, the Italian-owned Greek rail operator, is expected to present a high-speed train that will change travel in Greece. The train is nicknamed “Silver Arrow,” and will enable passengers...