Greece: New alignment opens with the longest railway tunnel in the Balkans

From Railway Gazette; February 12, 2018

GREECE: The first train ran on the recently-completed 54 km Tithorea – Lianokladi line on February 2, following the formal handover of the new line on January 31. The route forms part of a 106 km double track alignment which is being built between Tithorea and Domokos to replace a 122 km single track route with steep grades and sharp curves which formed a bottleneck on the Athens – Thessaloniki main line.

Freight services are currently using the new line and passenger services the old line while driver training is completed. Electrification will not be completed until April, so the trains are currently diesel hauled.

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