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After a deadly derailment in Greece that left four passengers and one railway worker dead, trains in the country are gradually beginning to restart service.
The accident occurred on the evening of April 18th in the northern region of Thessaloniki, when a passenger train derailed and crashed into a nearby river. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, the Greek government ordered an immediate suspension of all rail services. Since then, the country's railway service has been gradually restarting service on a limited basis.
The Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Kostas Karamanlis, said that safety is the top priority as the service resumes. He noted that the government is working with railway operators to ensure that safety procedures and protocols are followed.
The Greek Railways Organization (OSE) has also issued a statement saying that they are working to improve the safety of their operations. They are deploying additional personnel, implementing new safety measures and inspecting their track network.
In addition, the OSE has announced that they will be providing free train tickets to anyone affected by the tragedy. They have also set up a hotline for passengers who need assistance.
The resumption of service is a welcome development for many Greeks, who rely heavily on the train system for transportation. With the gradual restart of service, many are hopeful that the tragic accident will not be repeated.