A drastic programme of passenger service withdrawals, staff reductions and other austerity measures have left the Greek railway network lean and mean, facing the future with a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The passenger timetable has been reshaped, fares have been restructured, and railfreight is trying to make a welcome come-back in Athína.
The end of an era. This is one of the last five-car AEG DMUs still in service, forming the IC 52 Athína - Thessaloníki, at Bralos station on 13 June 2011. As from 19 June 2011 all IC trains on this route were formed of locomotive-hauled stock.
Photo: Gregory Karathanasis