Greek railway operator Ergose has just announced that the much-anticipated Athens to Thessaloniki high-speed train line, which slashes travel time between Greece’s most popular cities down to 3 hours and 20 minutes is now open and will be fully operational by February.
This follows the completion of the Lianokladi-Domokos segment near Lamia.
Considered the most difficult part of the line, the 21km Lianokladi-Domokos electrified line replacing the single-track line was being tested this month along with the remaining line. Diesel trains will be running along this segment until full electric operation and signage are in place.
An official test run was scheduled for Tuesday, on the Lianokladi-Domokos segment to be overseen by Transport Ministry Secretary-General Thanos Vourdas, as well as by railway officials.
“With these works, Ergose completes a significant railway project: the construction of the new railway line serving the main ‘Piraeus – Athens – Thessaloniki’ railway axis with a modern, fully interoperable dual electrified line,” announced Ergose.
*Source: GTP Headlines