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Old February 19th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #341
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could you please take some photos next time?
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #342
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Daskalio Station near Lavrio (14km away).

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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #343
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #344
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My photos are not recent, but 2 years old.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #345
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Hallo there..Nice to meet you..Two photos from me with MAN 2000 dmu's passing the big highway bridge at Xalkida city...The line now is electrified to protect the catenary equipment from being removed by wire thieves..





And here is a professional shouted video by me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg4S7WyBMPM
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #346
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My photos are not recent, but 2 years old.
Well generally speakingBut i see i shall fix the links..for credit something wrong...sorry!
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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #347
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What is the gauge of Greek Railway? I gathered there are some metre gauge?
How much is metre and standard respectively?

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Old May 27th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #348
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The metre gauge network is located on the Peleponnes penninsula while the rest of the country uses standard gauge. And they currently regauging some part of the metre gauge network afaik.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #349
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Larissa Station underpass progress June 2010

One should note the major track re-alignments ongoing at the new platforms at Larissa train station. Escalators, elevators and signage iare installed. At the intersection of Lenorman and L. Konstantinopouleos there is a new road bridge foundation is being constructed to bring L. Konstantinopouleos over the tracks so as to avoid car/train conflicts in the future.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #350
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any photo?
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Old July 20th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #351
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Do you want one from 2009?

A MAN at Asprhoma Station (Mesinia,Peloponisos)

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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #352
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UPDATE April 2009

1) SKA- Kiato electrification

For the first time in greek railways history the peloponnese will have an electrified line...

Look at the following map :


Hi, is there anywhere I can find an up to date railway map of Greece? Like the ones they have in the stations or on the trains? :-) Mark
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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #353
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Don't expect any changes since last year .
Only the electrification of the new line from Acharnes Junction (SKA) near Athens to Kiato will hopefully be ready in a few months.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #354
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Acharnes Junction (SKA)-Ano Liosia-Kiato electrification complete, since 19/12/2010.

Now the Athens International Airport-Kiato line is a complete, electrified (25.000 V – 50 Hz overhead), double track line which allows for maximum speeds up to 160 kmh for the moment, served by Desiro Electric Multiple Units (EMU-5) every hour in each direction.

Works of electrification and upgrading to 4-track line, along with the reconstruction of the Athens Railway Station, are still in progress on the Piraeus-Athens-Ano Liosia line, now temporarily served by local Stadler GTW-2/6 Diesel Railbuses. Works are at an advanced stage for the most part, only the Athens Railway Station-Treis Gefyres section is still on hold, due to legal problems with the residents of this particular urban area. Passengers directed to the Airport or the small Peloponnese town of Kiato from Piraeus or Athens temporarily change trains at Ano Liosia.

Source: http://trainose.gr/en

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1) Photos of a Desiro EMU5 trainset ready to depart from Kiato station, 19/12/2010

http://www.proastiakos.net/profiles/...kiato-19122010

(from passenger-created site Proastiakos.net, photos taken by user Mr. Nikos Laspakis, text only in greek)


2) A train spotting video with Desiro EMU5s passing Kakia Skala, near the city of Megara, uploaded by user MLWA450:



Works slowly progressing to upgrade the Kiato-Aegion section to high-speed, double track, electrified line, alongside the Korinth-Patras motorway upgrading works. Aegion-Patras section under planning.

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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #355
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Let us leave aside the slow steps OSE is taking in realizing the Thessaloniki - Athens - Patras corridor for a moment.
Is it true that almost all other lines in the country will be closed or reduced to the brink of nothingness after New Year? Is it true that there will be no more international trains, i.e. to Skopje/Belgrad, Sofia, Istanbul?
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Old December 25th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #356
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yes it was anounced unfortunately that many lines will be closed and on all remaining prices will be up aprx 50% !!!!! from Athens to Thessaloniki cheapest will be 39 euros which is same as KTEL bus.
All 1000mm lines on Peloponnese will be closed in 2011.
also no direct train to Thrace and Eastern Macedonia any more from Athens.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #357
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yes it was anounced unfortunately that many lines will be closed and on all remaining prices will be up aprx 50% !!!!! from Athens to Thessaloniki cheapest will be 39 euros which is same as KTEL bus.
All 1000mm lines on Peloponnese will be closed in 2011.
also no direct train to Thrace and Eastern Macedonia any more from Athens.
Can you be more precise - what lines shall close, what lines shall remain - or
point us to some page on the net with the right info ?

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Old December 25th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #358
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@Baron Hirsch: We will leave nothing aside. In these difficult times, every infrastructure upgrading, even a minor one, is a very important step forward. The newly electrified, high-speed, double track Kiato-Airport line serves many commuters of the Athens Greater Area and has the potential of being profitable.
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Moreover, as you know, the Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki corridor is the backbone of the entire greek railway system, connecting the three major cities, gateways to other countries and economic/commercial centers of Greece, serving the largest number of potential passengers and freight. Its completion (double track- 160 to 200 kmh max speed - electrification) is of the utmost importance, if the rest of the secondary network is to survive and be competitive again. It is natural that all efforts now concentrate on this line. Project status:
- Eidomeni(Greece/FYROM border)-Thessaloniki-Larissa is complete
(+electrification), Eidomeni-Thessaloniki "variant" line u/c. Already served by HellasSprinter electric locos and Desiro EMU5 suburban-type trainsets.
- Larissa-Domokos double track-high speed infrastructure complete, awaiting electrification.
-Domokos-Lianokladi-Tithorea, is u/c for brand new double track-high speed and electrification infrastructure, including the twin 9km Kallidromo tunnels. Estimated completion 2015.
-Tithorea-Oinoi-SKA double track-high speed infrastructure complete, awaiting electrification, with most of the catenary equipment already in place.
Athens-Larisa section served by ADTranz-Bombardier locos and AEG DMUs.

To prove that the main line is fairly busy, alive and well, a fan-made video of railway action in the Larisa Station from this year. Train 500 arrives from Athens directed to Thessaloniki. ADtranz 220 019 & BOMBARDIER 220 032 Diesel locomotives uncoupling and electric locomotive SIEMENS KRAUSS-MAFFEI class 120 007 HellasSprinter coupling with the train and departing, in less than 10 min, to complete the journey on the electrified section. Other rolling stock, including MAN DMU, AEG DMU and Desiro EMU5 is also visible.




That said, it is true that, in the interest of limiting costs during this crisis, the passenger and freight service provider, TRAINOSE, has announced several cutbacks, including the temporary suspension of local services in the following secondary lines:
*Thessaloniki-Florina-Thessaloniki (standard gauge, not electrified)
*Larisa-Kalambaka-Larisa (standard gauge, not electrified)
*Korinth-Nafplio-Tripoli-Korinth (Peloponnese local narrow/metric gauge network, not electrified)
*Patras-Pyrgos-Kalamata-Patras (Peloponnese local narrow/metric gauge network, not electrified)
*Kalamata local service (Peloponnese local narrow/metric gauge network, not electrified)
Also temporarily suspended:
*International trains from Thessaloniki to Belgrade, Sofia, Istanbul
*Direct service Athens-Alexandroupoli (Thessaloniki-Alexandroupoli service will continue as before).
Prices will go up as RelaxInPiraeus said.
All other services will be active as before, including the Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras suburban sevices.
The suspended services can be "activated" again as need arises, for example if passenger demand is adequate, and for "special events" (historical/excursion trains, religious tourism, conventions, during the summer etc). Railway officials are looking for ways to re-open these lines as soon as possible, with new plans, hopefully without them being an economic burdain any more (private investors, local authorities and local government operators etc...).
Of course the relative infrastructure will not be abandoned and some of these destinations will continue to be served by long distance trains (excluding the Peloponnese metric gauge network). Tourist trains (Kalavrita-Diakofto rack railway, Olimpia-Katakolo and Pelion scenic route) will continue to operate as before.

See: http://www.trainose.gr/en/component/...s-ths-trainose

These may be difficult moments, but we must retain hope for the future, highlight every possible positive development and complete all the funded and currently in progress infrastructure projects. And, above all, locals and visitors alike, continue to use and support the Greek Railways in every way, no matter what...

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Old December 25th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #359
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Old December 25th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #360
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@ Gadiri: Yes, an OSE class 4501 Stadler/Bombardier/Hellenic Ship Yards metric (1000mm) GTW 2/6 (articulated railcar) 2‘ Bo 2‘ type Diesel Trainset on the Peloponnese narrow gauge (1000mm) network, started operation circa 2003.

More info: http://www.stadlerrail.com/en/refere...-griechenland/

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