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Old February 11th, 2017, 03:49 PM   #581
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Athens - Thessaloniki is currently being upgraded to high speed standards. Most of the line has already been upgraded, actually.

Once completed, this line, together with the new Athens - Patra line (already in service up to Kiato) will form the backbone of the Greek railway network, wich will result in huge time savings compared to the present day situation.

Works are in an advanced stage in execution in both lines, so in the short term the country will have a pretty decent railway connection between its 3 largest cities. I mean, there's no need for additional high speed lines.
Not only, I will add to the above the projected fast line (up to 200 km/h) Thessaloniki-Kavala-Toxotes as well as Thessaloniki-Idomeni.

Also very important is the upgrade of the existing lines Toxotes-Alexandroupolis-Ormenio and Thessaloniki-Promachonas, the construction of a new line Igoumenitsa-Ioannina-Kalabaka and the connection Serres-Kavala. So there are plenty of interesting projects to be implemented.

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Old March 26th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #582
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The 10 biggest railway tunnels of the country (current and future):

10) Kakia Skala tunnel - 2.4 km - In use

9) Platamonas tunnel - 2.6 km - In use

8) Trapeza tunnel - 2.7 km - Scheduled operation 2016

7) Platanos tunnel - 2.7 km - Scheduled operation 2016

6) Aegio tunnel - 3.5 km - Scheduled operation 2016

5) Perama tunnel - 3.5 km - In use

4) Panagopoula tunnel - 4.4 km - Scheduled operation 2017

3) Tempi tunnel - 5.0 km - In use

2) Othryos tunnel - 6.4 km - Scheduled operation 2017

1) Kallidromos tunnel - 9.2 km - Scheduled operation 2017

http://www.ypodomes.com/index.php/st...B4%CE%B1%CF%82
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:52 AM   #583
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The 10 biggest railway tunnels of the country (current and future):

10) Kakia Skala tunnel - 2.4 km - In use

9) Platamonas tunnel - 2.6 km - In use

8) Trapeza tunnel - 2.7 km - Scheduled operation 2016 --> end of 2017

7) Platanos tunnel - 2.7 km - Scheduled operation 2016 --> end of 2017

6) Aegio tunnel - 3.5 km - Scheduled operation 2016 --> end of 2017

5) Perama tunnel - 3.5 km - In use

4) Panagopoula tunnel - 4.4 km - Scheduled operation 2017 --> 2018

3) Tempi tunnel - 5.0 km - In use

2) Othryos tunnel - 6.4 km - Scheduled operation 2017 --> summer 2017

1) Kallidromos tunnel - 9.2 km - Scheduled operation 2017 --> summer 2017
You can check also the following nice video which shows the progress (15-3-2017) of the line Tithorea – Lianokladi.
Othryos & Kallidromos tunnels are part of the line Tithorea – Lianokladi – Domokos.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #584
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Thanks a lot . I guess the majority of these tunnels are newly built in joint ventures, with Terna at the front line. Greece sets the benchmark for rail-road modernization on the Balkans despite all domestic (I am sure there are such) and foreign impediments. Keep it up with the good work, this is positive for the whole region.
Kallidromo is a true example for a HSR line through complex terrain. What will be the total distance between Athens and Thessaloniki when the new line is completed? I have read that it could take 3.5 hours to travel between the two cities but it is also possible to reduce that time to as much as 3 hours depending on the train capabilities and the intermediate stops.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 12:36 AM   #585
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You are welcome. Yes, when the line Tithorea – Lianokladi – Domokos it is complete the travel time from ATH to THE and vice versa will be 3.5 hours max.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #586
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Thanks too! And greeting from Konstantinoupolis. But I remember before 2008 there were single stop trains that ran much faster than today, when all trains have multiple stops and traveling time is 5.20 (and often much more). Will OSE actually start operating such express trains again or will we have this new infrastructure without any real use?
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Old March 29th, 2017, 12:26 AM   #587
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Hi Baron, how are you? About the line ATH - THE i read this article (http://www.ypodomes.com/index.php/me...ai-stin-ellada) today and it says that the upgraded section Athens - Lianokladi will be ready at the end of this summer. The final section (Lianokladi - Domokos) of the line ATH - THE will be ready in the mid. of 2018. So in the mid. of 2018 when the whole line will be complete the travel time will drop from 6 hours which is today to 3 hours & 25 minutes.
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7-8-2016 : Section Polykastro - Eidomeni (Thessaloniki - Eidomeni line)



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18-03-2017 : Railway bridge 26 (Tithorea - Lianokladi - Domokos line)

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Old April 7th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #589
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Thessaloniki-Eidomeni will be a single, electrified railway designed for 160km/h, won't it?
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Yes single line at the present stage but the project contain also infrastructure for a double railway line.
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Thriassio Pedio Complex (Phase Β')





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More from Thriassio Pedio, a very nice aerial video .
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Were there any ideas initially to build the bridge at Rio with a railway line/ pair of lines or it was planned to carry only road traffic from the very beginning?
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I think from the beginning the idea was to be used only by cars. Speaking about bridges, progress of railway bridge 26

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From Keep Talking Greece website:

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Train derails, crash into house, 3 dead, 7 injured – videos, pictures

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Greece train crash: At least three people died and seven were injured when a passenger train derailed in Northern Greece and literally ripped through a house on Saturday night. The Intercity I/C 58 with 70 passengers and 5 crew members was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki.

The derail occurred at the entrance of the small town of Adendros, around 37 km before the train reached its final destination.
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Update: Kiato - Rododafni Line

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Looking good! When is it scheduled to open?
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Some very nice aerial photos of the section Kiato - Rododafni (Aigio) in Peloponnese





















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Why are the stations outside of town? Is that to prevent pedestrians to take the train? How are the public transport connections from the station to where people live? Or will it be taxi/car only? I assume that KTEL will boycott the train and will never stop anywhere close to a train station just to make life for the Greeks and tourists a bit more difficult where they can?
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Why are the stations outside of town? Is that to prevent pedestrians to take the train? How are the public transport connections from the station to where people live? Or will it be taxi/car only? I assume that KTEL will boycott the train and will never stop anywhere close to a train station just to make life for the Greeks and tourists a bit more difficult where they can?
Which town are you talking about?
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