From April 4, the Athens-Thessaloniki railway route is being restored

Hellenic Train has announced two additional routes on the Athens-Thessaloniki main axis, a month after the Tempi accident.

The company informed the public about the additional routes that will be added to the country’s rail network from Monday. April 3 to route Athens-Thessaloniki-Athens will be followed by trains:

  • From Athens IC52, departure time 10:28.
  • From Thessaloniki IC55, departure time 10:08.

On the route Athens-Kalambaka-Athens:

  • From Athens, train 882, departure time 08:28.
  • From Kalambaka, train 887, departure time 16:45.

Bus lines continue to operate on selected routes until the railway is fully restored. The suspension of work on a section of the railway track in the Tempi area happened after a catastrophic collision of trains.

Recall that on February 28, 2023 in the area of ​​the station Tempi It was the worst railway accident in modern Greek history that killed 57 people. Due to the unskilled actions of the head of the Larisa station, 2 trains were sent towards each other, the Athens-Thessaloniki intercity express IC62 and a freight train.

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