On Wednesday, the railway is expected to go back on the tracks, the re-opening of which will develop in five phases, in order to increase the level of safety and not to repeat a tragedy similar to the one that took place in Tempe.

The five phases of route development in detail:


Piraeus Suburban – Athens – Acharnon Railway Center – Airport
Suburban Kanza – Liosia
Suburban train Athens – Oinoi – Chalkida
Thessaloniki – Florina
Thessaloniki – Drama
Alexandroupolis – Xanthi
Alexandroupolis – Ormenio
Kato Achaia – Patras
Patras – Rio
Diakofto – Kalavryta
Olympia – Pyrgos – Katakolo
Volos – Milies
Freight from Thessaloniki to Idomeni and Promachona (1 or 2 pairs)
Freight Thriasio – Thessaloniki (1 or 2 pairs per day)

27.03.2023 Reboot (optional):
Suburban Athens – Acharnon Railway Center – Corinth – Kiato – Aegio

01.04.2023 Reboot (optional):
InterCity Athens – Thessaloniki (1 morning ferry)
Thessaloniki – Larisa suburban train
Paleofarsalos – Kalambaka
Larissa – Volos
Lamia – Stylida

06.04.2023 Add (after evaluating conditions):
InterCity Athens – Thessaloniki (1 or 2 ferries daily)
Freight Thriasio – Thessaloniki (1 or 2 pairs per day)

11.04.2023 Add (after evaluating conditions):
Other routes

Immediate safety measures

-2 stationmasters at each station
-Suburban: 2 drivers + 1 attendant
-InterCity Athens – Thessaloniki: 3 companions
-Rapid recruitment of personnel to strengthen the OSE
-Speed ​​reduction:
80 km in suburban/commercial
100 km on passenger trains

-Gradual installation by Hellenic Train of recorders on trains with the possibility of recording cabin communications between train drivers and OSE traffic staff (station masters, traffic controllers and remote controllers).

-The infrastructure is being upgraded with the completion of the signaling and remote control projects of the main axis, while a tender for the redevelopment and maintenance of the tunnels will be announced immediately.