Rail transport

Suburban railway in Patra to close for two days for maintenance

The Proastiakos suburban railway in the western port city of Patra will not be operating on Monday and Tuesday, Hellenic Train has announced.

Commuters and travelers who would normally be using the train on the Agios Andreas-Patra-Rio route will be accommodated on buses, the announcement said.

The railway is being temporarily closed down for repairs and maintenance.

A Faulty Switch may have caused India's Deadliest Train Crash

The search for survivors of the deadly train crash in India ended on Sunday and rescuers do not expect to find any more survivors, Reuters reported.

At least 275 people were killed and more than 1,200 injured in India's worst rail disaster in two decades, with signal failure emerging as the likely cause of the accident, which happened around 7 p.m. local time on Friday.

Italian experts in Larissa as part of train crash probe

Four Italian experts visited the investigative magistrate in Larissa, central Greece, on Tuesday to examine the recordings of the passenger train that collided with a freight train at Tempe on the night of February 28. 

With the experts' contribution and conclusions, the final report on the deadly crash is on course for completion.

PM visits Thessaloniki metro for train trial operation

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was a passenger in the first trial operation of the Thessaloniki metro on Thursday.

The project has been plagued by years of delays mainly caused by the two re-designings of the Venizelos and Agia Sofia stations and legal wrangling over the antiquities uncovered while digging.