Mobility and Transport

Rail

Greece

Greece

The only corridor present in Greece is the Orient – East Med, from the Bulgarian border to Athens and Patras via Thessaliniki.

Infrastructure Managers  

The Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) is the Greek national railway company which owns, maintains and operates all railway infrastructures in Greece with the exception of Athens' rapid transit lines.

The main lines of the Greek railway network are electrified and are double track with standard gauge (1435mm). OSE manages, according to the Network Statement, approximately 2.300 km of rail tracks.

The final section ofthe Orient-East Med Corridor crosses the Greek railway network, from the Bulgarian border to Thessaloniki, Athens and the Corinth peninsula.

In section 3.2.3 (Trafic Management and Security – Signalling,  the Network Statement mentions:

The train protection system installed in Greece is of ETCS Level 1 type (European Train Control System, part of ERTMS – European Rail Traffic Management System), and requires the prior existence of signalling along the line.

The strategic planning of OSE mentions as “a development option” for the period 2014-2020: ‘ Completing the "backbone" of the Greek railway network (Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki-Idomeni / Promachonas [PATHE/P]), with a double electrified high-speed line with modern signalling / telecommanding (ETCS Level 1) and telecommunications’.

National implementation plan 

National Implementation Plans (NIP) country by country

National Safety Authority

Τhe RAS (Regulatory Authority for Railways) is the NSA and regulatory organism for rail transport in Greece. Its main mission is to ensure fair and non-discriminatory access to the national railway infrastructure and services.

No information is yet available on ERTMS at RAS website, apart from participation at UIC-ERTMS world conferences.