Former transport ministers summoned House meeting

Workers stand on the rail lines after a collision in Tempe, about 376 kilometres (235 miles) north of Athens, near Larissa city, March 2. [AP]

In the wake of the deadly train collision in northern Greece on February 28, three former ministers of infrastructure and transport (Michalis Chrysochoidis, Christos Spirtzis, Kostas Karamanlis) along with incumbent Giorgos Gerapetritis will attend Parliament's Committee on Institutions and Transparency on Monday, which will convene following an initiative of ruling New Democracy's parliamentary group.

Before the meeting was called, Karamanlis, who resigned after the crash, informed Parliament Speaker Kostas Tasoulas that he is at the committee's disposal. The subject of the meeting is the progress and development of the projects linked to the contract for the automatic operation and signaling system on the Greek railway network.

Meanwhile it was announced on Tuesday that the country's railways will gradually return to service on March 22. Passenger and freight...

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