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Will Another Catastrophic Railway Accident Occur in Greece?

A year-and-a-half after the catastrophic railway crash in Greece that killed 57 people, Greece’s Union of Train Drivers (PEPE) has sent an extrajudicial letter to the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), Italian-owned operator Hellenic Train and the Hellenic Railway Regulatory Authority (RAS) on June 19 warning “for the umpteenth time” that the conditions that led to the Feb. 28, 2023 crash in Tempe remain.

The letter says that “despite our constant appeals to you to restore the intensifying problems of the rolling stock, but also of the railway infrastructure, we witness damage incidents daily, which endanger the physical integrity of both passengers as well as our fellow train drivers,” reported Kathimerini daily.

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