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Developing a wireless on-board entertainment system for passengers in Greece

4 February 2016 | By Nikolaos Athanasopoulos and Panagiotis Georgas, TRAINOSE

TRAINOSE S.A, the Greek railway operator, is currently developing and testing an innovative on-board wireless system that will provide its intercity passengers with entertainment facilities including movies, music, e-books and e-magazines, as well as Wi-Fi internet access. For Global Railway Review, Strategic Planning Senior Adviser at TRAINOSE, Nikolaos Athanasopoulos and…


An insight into TRAINOSE restructuring

13 February 2015 | By Dr Nikolaos Athanasopoulos, Strategic Planning Senior Advisor, TRAINOSE S.A.

TRAINOSE S.A was established in 2005 as a subsidiary of the OSE Group (the Hellenic Railways Organisation) responsible for the provision of passenger and rail freight transport. Since then it has undergone significant restructuring in order to meet EU regulations. Strategic Planning Senior Adviser Nikolaos Athanasopoulos gives an insight...


SHIFT²RAIL declared a priority of the Hellenic Presidency

20 February 2014 | By Unife

At the initiative of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU, decision makers and transport leaders from the EU institutions, executives from the European rail sector, Greek rail stakeholders, research centres and academia gathered in Athens...


Explaining the GSM-R project in Greece

15 February 2011 | By Costas D. Melissinos, Manager of Railway Telecom & IT Systems Operations & Maintenance, ERGOSE

The preparation, tendering and implementation phases of the GSM-R project in Greece are presented in a descriptive, but mainly explanatory type methodology. The objective was to introduce a new digital telecommunication network to replace the analog system along the main railway axis and provide the necessary interoperability for future roaming…


Re-engineering Greek railways

5 April 2010 | By Erifyli Gallis, General Director, TRAINOSE S.A

TRAINOSE S.A. was founded in 2005, initially as a subsidiary of OSE S.A., but became independent of the OSE Group in 2009. Its operational and organisational split from the Hellenic Railways Holding Organisation was part of its initiated restructuring programme to fortify Greece’s railway business and consumer offering in the…


The growth of the Greek network

3 April 2007 | By Dionysios Chionis, Managing Director, OSE – Hellenic Railways

Strongly supported by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, a new era for Hellenic Railways is starting to take shape with major modernisation and upgrading projects of the railway service and infrastructure of the country.


ERTMS implementation in Greece

28 November 2006 | By Ioannis G. Protopapas, Head of Railway Systems Department, ERGOSE S.A.

Though the Greek Railway Network is located far off Central Europe, ERGOSE S.A.1 is speeding up the efforts to comply with the interoperability requirements set by the European Community to facilitate unhindered, at least by technical barriers, cross-border operations at a European level and to introduce the technological evolutions of…


Hellenic Railways: moving forward

3 April 2006 | By Prof. Nicolas C. Baltas, President of BoD of Hellenic Railways

The Greek railway network constitutes part of the trans-European transport network and OSE, therefore, implements an investment programme in compliance with the Common European Policy on railway/combined transports. The current activities of OSE that are financed by both European Union’s structural funds and OSE’s financial resources include such large investment…