The major revamp of the Athens-Thessaloniki railways, which would cut the journey time to just over three hours, is continuing despite several hurdles to overcome, according to the transport minister, Christos Spirtzis.
During an inspection of the project’s largest bridge in Domokos, Central Greece, Spirtzis spoke of the ongoing obstacles the project faces, but reiterated that it will continue: “Work is progressing according to schedule despite construction difficulties. We are here to promptly deal with any problems in order for the project to be completed by autumn. The railway will change transport as we know it,” said Spirtzis.
The route currently takes well over four hours so the revamp will cut journey times by at least an hour.