Statement – Greece train crash 

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Rail union TSSA has sent its ‘heartfelt solidarity’ and 'deepest sympathies' to those affected by the head-on train crash in Greece overnight which left dozens dead and injured.  

The collision – between a passenger train and freight train travelling on the same track – happened at near the city of Larissa. 

Commenting, TSSA Interim President, Marios Alexandrou, said: “Our union sends its heartfelt solidarity to all those affected by the terrible collision in Greece. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who died or were injured, and to local rail workers.  

“In coming days we will be watching carefully as more comes to light about the cause of the crash, looking at what lessons can be learned from this tragedy.” 

“As a union rail safety is always our number one priority. An incident of this magnitude is a stark reminder of the work which is done every single day here in our own country, often by our members, in making sure our rail network is properly maintained.”  

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