Athens-Thessaloniki Electrified Railway Line Opens for Travel
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 31 January 2019
The new electrified railway line from Athens to Thessaloniki was delivered for use on Tuesday, following the completion of its last section, that connects Lianokladi and Domokos. However, the Lianokladi-Domokos section will be served with diesel-powered trains for another month, until the electric line and signals are fully tested.
Travelers have been anticipating the completion for this project for years, as it will connect the country’s largest cities more efficiently, cutting down travel time to three hours and 20 minutes.
"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," a spokesperson for the train operator company said.