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Old May 27th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #281
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will this line from tripoli to Kalamata remain 1000mm ? and be operated as a separate system?
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:36 PM   #282
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Yes, the gauge remains 1000mm. It is impossible to change the gauge on the same alignment and structures. Such an effort is another huge project not justified in the present circumstance. Let's start the new line from Kalambaka to Ioannina and Igoumenitsa (so-called Rail-Egnatia) instead.

The line will operate as a separate network with main workshop in Kalamata, something like the famous Rhaetische Bahn in Switzerland (also 1000mm). Passengers to/from Athens will have to change at Korinthos New Railway Station.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:17 PM   #283
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Let's start the new line from Kalambaka to Ioannina and Igoumenitsa (so-called Rail-Egnatia) instead.

The line will operate as a separate network with main workshop in Kalamata, something like the famous Rhaetische Bahn in Switzerland (also 1000mm). Passengers to/from Athens will have to change at Korinthos New Railway Station.
Huh? I'm a bit confused!
1000mm gauge makes maybe sense (i'm not an expert!), but i hope it's gonna be an avarage speed of at least 100km/h, if not the competition with the car/KTEL isn't really "fair". Because the Räthische Bahn is quite a NICE, but slow ride for its distance.

Secondly maybe it wasn't a good idea to change the Paleofarsalos - Kalampaka line to 1345mm, because of the today's update of the Egnatia-Rail.

Passengers to/from Athens will have to change at Korinthos station???
Heh? There is no connection...or will there be a connection over the Rio-Anthirio bridge?

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Old June 4th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #284
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wonderfu pictures skaros... yes, there is an important progress
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Old June 4th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #285
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Some pictures of the new trains on the Diakofto - Kalavrita cog railway.

Source: http://www.odontotos.blogspot.com/





For more pictures and short video clips visit the website.

This railway line passes through the Vouraikos gorge in the Peleponesse region. More info can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diakofto_Kalavrita_Railway
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Old June 4th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #286
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Hi guys!! I was wondering if you can upload some photos of Greek's railway stations, such as the ones of Athens or Thessaloniki, I'm very curious to see them!
Efkaristo!! (I hope it's right...)
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Old July 5th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #287
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http://epivatis.gr/e/index.php?msg=1 I attended the attached website sponsored happening in Loutraki today where we circulated around the city posting notices for the extension of the Proastiako to Loutraki. So far it has been agreed to only bring the tracks to the 'gefyraki' about 500m from the old station. The city planners will transform those 500m of tracks to a bicycle lane.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 03:25 PM   #288
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Larissa Train Station

This shows the new tracks place under the bridge structure at Larissa station.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:49 AM   #289
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Anthoupoli Metro Station

Anthoupoli Metro station is nearing completion with the asphalting of the road above the underground station.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:54 AM   #290
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Anthoupoli Metro Station

I try now adding the photo directly.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 10:06 AM   #291
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Athens single track bridge construction, Perama to Aspropyrgos

This is a progress shot from last weekend on the main road out of Athens Odos Athinon.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 01:31 PM   #292
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This is a progress shot from last weekend on the main road out of Athens Odos Athinon.
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it is clear the project is gonna be about 1 year late
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Old July 24th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #293
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Greek trains look like trams...
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Old July 26th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #294
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Greek trains look like trams...
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Old July 26th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #295
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Big changes in Greek Railways.Goverment stops many timetables.In additional,the railway line Korinthos-Argos-Tripoly is ready and new,but "TRENOSE" says "NO" in operation.

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Old July 27th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #296
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really bad news they are pathetic...
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Old July 29th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #297
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This might seem like a stupid question but do you guys have any actual trains in greece? and not just railbus/trams... not that they are bad looking trams but still, I don't think I've ever seen a greek train
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #298
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This might seem like a stupid question but do you guys have any actual trains in greece? and not just railbus/trams... not that they are bad looking trams but still, I don't think I've ever seen a greek train



Are you being serious?
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Old July 30th, 2009, 03:07 AM   #299
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Are you being serious?

No not really, more sarcastic... obviously everywhere has trains. It just seems that the majority of railways and trains in greece are dominated by "long distance trams" if you will.
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No not really, more sarcastic... obviously everywhere has trains. It just seems that the majority of railways and trains in greece are dominated by "long distance trams" if you will.


Sorry, I had a brain failure. It's just that I've read lots of mad things on various threads tonight.

Greek freight trains are hauled by proper locomotives, but I guess you're focus is on the passenger side.
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