One rail worker killed, two injured due to Metro line 1 accident

Metro Line 1 Athens rail

Three workers in a maintenance crew of the Athens' electric railway (HSAP) were injured in a train collision early on Tuesday and one later died in hospital.

The workers were injured after the brakes of the rail grinder they were operating failed and it went careering down the track until it collided with an empty train that had been parked at Agios Nikolaos station to act as a buffer.

The operation of metro line 1 from Kifissia to Piraeus has been disrupted due to the accident.

Urban Rail Transport (STASY) expressed its sorrow for the loss of the employee while an investigation has been launched into the exact causes of the accident.

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