Greece's revamped railways expected to boost economy

Railway accounts for only one percent of all passenger journeys by land and 1.5 percent of overland freight transport.

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    Greece's rail network is the smallest in the European Union.

    It accounts for only one percent of all passenger journeys by land and 1.5 percent of overland freight transport compared with the European averages of eight and 18 percent, respectively.

    But that is all set to change as the country’s railway infrastructure has been revived since its economic crisis, which forced the government to give up its monopoly.

     

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports on how the Greek railways may yield spectacular results.


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