Greece’s Minister of Transport, Giorgos Gerapetritis said that February’s tragic train crash would not have happened if there had been a complete rail telecommunications system in the country at a press conference on Wednesday.
His comments came amid an announcement on new rail safety measures which will upgrade the network’s security system and technology.
The recently-appointed Gerapetritis also expressed his sorrow for the “unprecedented national tragedy that has left its mark on us all”.
I must again apologise, as I have done from the very first moment I took office, on behalf of the government and myself, personally, to the families of the victims, to all Greek citizens, for not being able to prevent this tragic accident. The apology is completely sincere, not feigned, and does not attempt to deflect any real responsibility.”
The minister praised the efforts of the railway workers, who are willing to do everything in their …