Plan to revive historic ‘Peloponnese Railway’ gets Swiss boost

A plan to revive an abandoned meter gauge railway line in the Peloponnese to serve not just as a historic attraction but also passenger needs has received a significant boost after Switzerland offered its help and expertise, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Tuesday.

According to the state-run news agency, the idea to reactivate Europe's longest meter gauge railway network was the subject of a meeting between the president of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), Giannos Grammatidis, and Swiss Ambassador in Athens Stefan Estermann, who expressed his interest in helping the plan go ahead.

To this end, Estermann reportedly assured Swiss support for a feasibility study that is currently under way and whose findings will be discussed at a meeting of all the involved parties in the northwestern Peloponnesian town of Nafplio in December. He also said that he...

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