Today at 15:00 the traffic inspector of the OSE who was responsible for the night shifts of the tragic train accident in Tempe will pass the door of the special appellate investigator.

The inspector’s apology will be made with an 80-page memorandum. He himself, as the person responsible for who was at which station, how many hours he worked and what duties he had, has argued that according to the shift schedule that had been drawn up, both afternoon station masters had to be on duty by 11:00 p.m. It should be noted that the train passed shortly after 23.00.

A key point of the case is, however, the fact that the 59-year-old station master had little experience in this specialty to be able to adequately manage the tasks of such a critical, central post as that of Larissa. So what needs to be answered is why he placed himself in this position so early alone.

He denies the accusations attributed to him, while what has to do with the sick leave he took the day after the accident – an element not included in the indictment – according to his lawyer, has nothing to do with the accusation attributed, as he received it later and after he has given statements as a witness to the Larissa traffic police and voluntarily to the criminal investigation officer.

It is recalled that both the traffic inspector and the three station masters are accused of felony traffic disruption, homicide and serial negligent bodily harm.

In addition to the night stationmaster who is in custody, the other two afternoon stationmasters were released on bail and conditions pending trial.