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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #461
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I can't see why SNCF is drawn towards rail operations in Greece.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #462
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They want to send their employees to holidays in Greece?
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Old September 18th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #463
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Old September 25th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #464
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@rrustema:

Last Saturday (September 21st) a special excursion train ran from Kalamata to Marmaria (a remote train stop on the line to Tripolis) and returned. The train also entered the 5 km long branch line from Lefktro to Megalopolis. Photos can be found in www.amnizia.org and other sites.

From September 20th to September 28th local trains run between Kalamata and Messini from 14.00 hours till late so that people can visit the Messini fair. On the first weekend the trains were full. A cab ride video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Osr...4p7Pu4-1nklslg (Cab ride to Messini)

Let's hope that regular suburban train traffic will resume soon in the area of Kalamata!
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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #465
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How much is max speed on the main line from bulgarian border to Athens?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #466
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Rail link to Alexandroupoli Port gets go-ahead


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The company in charge infrastructure projects for the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) on Friday announced that an agreement has been signed to link the port of Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece to the national rail network, facilitating the transport of cargo, especially to Bulgaria.
But what I don't understand is that the port is already linked. There's a rail placement right at the harbour. Does somebody know what sort of work will be done here?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 10:29 AM   #467
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I don't think that rail tracks currently actually run on to the new quay that I can see on the aerial photos of the port.

It's nothing exciting really as projects go, just the addition of a few sidings I expect.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #468
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Two news items on the Railways of Greece:

Rail link to Kavala

Main take away is that the link is solely to the port east of Kavala, not to the ciy. Connecting the city would be probably difficult considering the cliffs and mountains the last 2km to the city. How busy is the port of Kavala anyway, compared to that of Alexanderpoulis and Tessalonki, both of which are connected by rail.

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Trainose lost €187m in 2010 but its financial situation has improved dramatically in recent years, with the company generating a pre-tax profit of €1.2m in 2012. The company generated revenues of €140m, which includes a €50m public service obligation (PSO) payment from the Greek government. The government has pledged to continue paying the €50m PSO to Trainose until 2018 for non-commercial passenger services.

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Old February 6th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #469
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Kalimera everyone! I´m linving in Athens now, and this weekend i really want to go by train somewhere near here, in a one day trip. Any tip? Eyxaristo!
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Old February 10th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #470
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Hi Lafaveiga_madrid. I guess you missed this weekend but i could mention a couple of places you could visit by train from Athens another time.
The fact is that the most interesting places to visit in Greece are the Islands where you can't go by train, and the most beautiful places you can visit by train are far away from Athens, like Macedonia region in northern Greece and in Peloponnese where most of the network is under construction or non existent anymore.
Why don't you try Chalkida? You can take the suburban train and be there in one hour and a half. There's one train per hour.
You could also go to Kalambaka and Meteora.
The town isn't something special but the rocks are awesome.
The travel time is about 5 hours. If you take the 8:30 am from Athens you'll have a few hours to spend there until 5:30 pm when the last train to Athens departs. Otherwise, if you wanna stay, you can overnight and leave the other day.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 02:15 PM   #471
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Eyxaristw, ovem! I was looking for something near Athens, just to take a train ride! Anyway, thanks for the tips, I will look for the Chalkida tour.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:07 AM   #472
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News! Kiato-Rododafni railway contstuction contracted to METKA

Today on http://english.capital.gr/News.asp?id=1972896

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METKA S.A. announced ts appointment as the provisional contractor
for the project "Construction of remaining infrastructure, permanent way,
signalling-telecommanding, telecommunications and electrical engineering
works for the tunnel facilities for the new railway line Kiato-Rododafni”
On a map https://goo.gl/maps/dJeUE
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Old April 8th, 2014, 10:03 PM   #473
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According to http://www.imerisia.gr/article.asp?c...ubid=113250552 Greece will once again be connected by train to the rest of the world starting from 10th may, after all international trains have been discontinued 3 years ago.


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ABROAD WITH TICKET FROM 12 EURO
The train will whistle for Skopje - Belgrade - Sofia
The train will whistle for Skopje - Belgrade - Sofia

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New era begins for TRAINOSE from May 10 which opens the "Gateway " to the Balkans with daily passenger rail routes to Skopje - Belgrade and Sofia with very competitive fares .

Aiming to summer tourists and students , TRAINOSE resume routes that were discontinued in 2011 as part of the reorganization of the company having gone into international agreements that promise not only sustainability and profitability .

Speaking on ' ItS ' president and chief executive officer of TRAINOSE Ath Ziliaskopoulos stresses : "The consolidation of TRAINOSE completed , allowing us to bring international services in business longer basis and in order to offer competitive services from Thessaloniki to all the capitals of the Balkans and through these flights connect rail to Greece to Central and Western Europe .
The train will whistle for Skopje - Belgrade - Sofia

The company operates a daily route from Thessaloniki to Sofia and a route to Skopje and Belgrade and vice versa from Sofia to Thessaloniki and Belgrade and Skopje to Thessaloniki , while the goal is to combine and trades to the Athina.Endiaferon for such agreements have already expressed and other countries . Czech Republic , Slovakia , Russia and Romania already have an eye on Greece and are keen to restore the rail link with our country .

The route to Sofia
The route will begin at 7 despite five of Thessaloniki and arrives in Sofia at 2 pm . The train will leave from Sofia on 3 and 20 noon and arrives in Thessaloniki on 10 and 20 a night . On arrival passengers will be able to continue their journey to Athens by night itinerary starts from Thessaloniki at 11 pm and arrives in Athens this morning . Ticket prices will be much more competitive than those of buses and will apply multiple discounts . The cost for a single ticket will stand at 17.8 euros from Thessaloniki to Sofia , and a return would be up to 34.6 euros.

However, each route will offer 12 return ticket with only 25 euros , provided that it closed 15 days before the service . Daily routed a total of two cars , one of the TRIAINOSE and the other from the Bulgarian railways , while light still remains the possibility to launch and sleeping to Athens at the cost does not exceed EUR 100 for the A site and very economical prices to double or triple post. Originally on each route will be 130 seats available .

In the same context and examined the combination of routes with train service - taxi or train ; minibus, to tourists arriving from Sofia directly on the same night in accommodation in Halkidiki and the company already has at its disposal the transport costs which will be announced soon.

Beyond these moves for summer ( summer tourism to Halkidiki and Pieria , Platamonas ) TRAINOSE already studying and the corresponding movements of the winter ( Skiing holidays to Bulgaria ) .

The route to Skopje - Belgrade
The route will begin at approximately 4 pm from Thessaloniki and Skopje reaches 8 spite 5:00 p.m. ( local time ) . From Skopje departs in 15 minutes and arrives in Belgrade on 5 and a half in the morning . Belgrade train will leave at quarter to seven in the evening and arrives in Skopje at 5 in the morning . From there it runs on 5 and fourth and going in Thessaloniki on 11 and 17 in the morning ( local time ) .

Regarding prices , the return tickets will be offered for 2014 with a discount of 20 % in an attempt to gain ground line adjourned . Especially not for the period from 10 May to 10 June, the discount reaches 30 % for return tickets to return the world to train ! In particular, the prices of tickets from Thessaloniki to Skopje formed at 12.2 euros , while a return ticket will not exceed 19.6 euros.

From Thessaloniki to Belgrade ticket will cost 32 euros , while a return ticket cost would be up to 51.20 euros. It is noteworthy that the transition to Belgrade by bus cost 45 euro for one way and 80 euros for a return trip .

The train will include a wagon TRAINOSE a wagon Serbs , a sleeping ( wagon with seats that turn into beds ) Skopje and a vehicle sprawling Serbs ( voluntary movement ) . For summer Serbs will launch a wagon for transporting cars from Belgrade to Athens . Indeed for this summer will be 50% discount on the cost of transport vehicles will not exceed 50 euros from Belgrade to Thessaloniki and return to Belgrade . That is, someone pondering fuel costs if it chooses to drive the car from Belgrade to Thessaloniki and return easily understands that especially for foreign tourists in the Balkans TRAINOSE invites them in Greece . A point -the-scenes agreement to be reported and shows the close ties and feelings of people who work on trains , is the proposal of the Serbs , the route to be named " HELLAS " ( respectively former name before the interruption of international routes from Greece ) .

In September 1979 arrived at the railway station of Thessaloniki coming from Switzerland legendary ' Orient Express '.
It was the first and last time the famous train stepped in Greek rails and definitely the highlight of the Greek railway and its connection with European networks



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Old April 9th, 2014, 02:10 PM   #474
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Great news ! Let's try to confirm that, and then a post in the international railways thread will be on order !
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Old May 10th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #475
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It's official, today trains from Thessaloniki to Belgrade and Sofia start again. Here's the announcement of Trainose in greek.

The aforementioned announcement in english, translated by Google Translate:

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TRAINOSE announces the resumption of international rail routes from Thessaloniki with final destinations Belgrade and Sofia on 10th May 2014. New passenger services will be daily. A train will depart from Thessaloniki to Sofia and from Thessaloniki to Belgrade via Skopje , and vice versa from Sofia and Belgrade to Thessaloniki.

The resumption of service is the continuation of a long tradition of rail passengers traveling to the Balkans and Central Europe, and vice versa, while strengthening its position in the rail map of Thessaloniki.

Ticket prices for these new services will be competitive and will apply multiple discounts. It will also apply Eurail and InterRail deals and special offers for the Balkan countries, facilitating further economic movements of tourists from all over Europe and the Balkans to Greece and Greek holidaymakers.

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The route from Thessaloniki to Sofia

The train departs at 06:55 from Thessaloniki and arrives in Sofia at 13:45 noon. The train will leave from Sofia at 15:30 noon and arrives at 22:22 in Thessaloniki at night.

The cost for the single ticket is EUR 16.80 EUR from Thessaloniki to Sofia while the ticket refund amounts to 33.60 euros. Note that each route will offer 12 return ticket charging 25 euros on the condition that it will be closed 15 days before the service.

The route from Thessaloniki to Skopje - Belgrade «Hellas Express».

The train will depart at 15:52 pm from Thessaloniki and Skopje arrives at 19:50 in the evening (local time). Skopje will depart at 15 and going to Belgrade to 5:33 am (local time). Belgrade train departs at 18:45 (local time) in the afternoon and arrives in Skopje on 4:44 (local time) this morning. Skopje will depart at 5:15 and arrival time in Thessaloniki at 11:16 am (local time) .

Note that you will apply a 20% discount on ticket prices and a return to the end of the year (2014). Also from May 10 to June 10 will apply special offer and discount reaches 30 % for return tickets.

So the price of tickets on the route Thessaloniki - Skopje is 12.20 euro one way while a return ticket will amounts to 19.50 euros.

From Thessaloniki to Belgrade ticket will cost 33.80 euros one way , while a return ticket cost amounts to 54.10 euros.

In addition to passengers traveling by train in Belgrade and vice versa will be provided - if they wish - services sprawling. Also , during the summer season , the composition of the trains will be added and wagon transportation vehicle passenger train.


More information is available on the number 14511 and www.trainose.gr
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Old June 25th, 2014, 09:30 PM   #476
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Hello!Have you any news of tunel between SKA(acharnes junction) and Larrisa station?Or news about electrification Larrisa station and railway to Pireus?Thank you for news....
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Hello!Have you any news of tunel between SKA(acharnes junction) and Larrisa station?Or news about electrification Larrisa station and railway to Pireus?Thank you for news....
There are rumors that in the next few months there will be a bidding process for the SKA-Athens Train Station (former Larisa station) line that will include the electrification and the finishing of the station but not the undeground tunnel between the Athens station and the Tris gefires area, but nothing is concrete yet.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 12:43 PM   #478
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There was a broadcast by 'Rail Away' on Dutch public television. This time they did Achia to Patras.

With Dutch subtitles and spoken in Dutch.

http://www.npo.nl/rail-away/15-08-2014/VPWON_1222254

Will be on DVD in their webshop, but I doubt wether it will come with English subtitles.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 01:13 PM   #479
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A significant milestone was achieved last week as the tunnel of Othris was finally delivered in the center of Greece. The whole project consists of:

-A double rail tunnel of 6.4 km and a short double one of 630m a bit after its exit, plus another single one of 432m. The long one is the second longest rail tunnel in Greece
-A total of 5 rail bridges that all together have a length of 1.8 km

Now it remains for the tracks, signalling and electrification to be placed, which is part of another contracting. When finished, the line will allow speeds of up to 160 km/h with non tilting trains in a very mountainous terrain . More info in Greek at:

http://ypodomes.com/index.php/stathe...5;ος

Also, there is a video with some pictures:
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 01:54 PM   #480
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Groovy music. I was tapping my foot throughout the video.
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