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High-speed Athens-Thessaloniki ETR 470 Train Makes Debut

Travelers to Thessaloniki from Athens will now be able to reach the city in under four hours on board the new high-speed ETR 470 train put into service by train operator TrainOSE.

Greece: 24-hour Strike on Wednesday to Disrupt Public Transport in Athens

Public transportation in Athens will be disrupted on Wednesday, April 6, due to a 24-hour strike called by the country’s main private and public sector umbrella unions.

TRAINOSE Invests €70 Million in 2020 Despite Covid-19

TRAINOSE in 2020 invested 70 million euros to upgrade its infrastructure, despite the severe drop in passenger traffic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece to Welcome the First of Five High-speed Trains

Greece is set to welcome the first of five high-speed electrified passenger trains on January 18, announced train operator Trainose.

Greek Consumers Group Issues Guidelines for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19 Lockdown

Greece's Union for Working Consumers (EEKE) informs the public on their options in case they are forced to cancel a planned trip as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

Trainose: Train Tickets Usable Within 1 Year from Issue Date

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Greece's railway service operator Trainose is giving passengers the opportunity to exchange already booked tickets with travel vouchers valid for one year.

Five ‘Silver Arrow’ Trains to Hit the Rails in Greece Next Year

Trainose's five “Silver Arrow” trains, as of next year will be offering passengers high-speed transport services from Athens to Thessaloniki.

Trainose Adds Extra Athens – Thessaloniki Rail Services for Christmas Season

Trainose will add two extra itineraries to serve the Athens - Thessaloniki route for the Christmas season.

Pelion’s Legendary ‘Moutzouris’ Train Hits the Tracks… Again

One of Pelion’s leading tourism attractions, the legendary “Moutzouris” steam-powered train will be up and running this weekend after routes were cancelled in the previous month.

Popular ‘Odontotos’ Train Rides Up and Running

Railway company OSE lifted a ban on train services along the popular “odontotos” rack railway, a major tourist attraction in the northern Peloponnese.

Greek Railway Operator Aims to Reinstate Obsolete Tracks and Trains for Tourism

TrainOSE has announced plans to create new tourist-interest routes by reinstating old train lines through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Suburban Railway to Amend Itineraries on January 10-11

The suburban railway will amend its itineraries on Thursday, January 10, and Friday, January 11, due to the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens.

New Athens-Thessaloniki Super Train Hits the Tracks

Train operator Trainose recently presented its new high-speed passenger train that is planned to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

FS High Speed Train to Debut at Thessaloniki Fair

A new high speed passenger train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in approximately four hours, will make its debut at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Greece’s Trainose Now Accepting Payments by PayPal

Aiming to facilitate travelers when purchasing tickets online, Greek railway company Trainose has entered into a collaboration with PayPal, an online payment system.

Trainose Only Bidder for Greece’s Rolling Stock Maintenance Company

Greece’s train operator Trainose submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of 100 percent of shares in the Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance SA.

Greek Railways Announce Monday-Tuesday Strike Action

InterCity trains, suburban railway (proastiakos) routes to and from Athens International Airport, and bus services will not be operating at certain times on March 5-6 due to strike action.

Trainose Announces Extra Rail Services to Patra for Carnival

Rail operator Trainose has added extra night routes to Patra during February 17-18 to meet high-demand for the main carnival weekend.

Trainose Announces ‘Olympian Trail’ Route for Cruise Passengers in Greece

Railway service operator Trainose will launch the "Olympian Trail" train route, a product aimed to offer cruise passengers in Greece "the trail of a lifetime experience".

FS Italiane: Speed Train on Athens-Thessaloniki Route in January 2018

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, owner of Greece’s train operator Trainose, in January is aiming to launch a new passenger speed train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route.
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