Russian Railways stakes claim on local network

Russian Railways chief Vladimir Yakunin explained on Monday that the Russian state company is not only interested in Greek service operator Trainose, but also in the country’s rail infrastructure.

Yakunin said the creation of a new rail gateway for cargo to Europe could constitute a productive investment.

"Such a project would be of great interest to us,» he added.

Greece is planning to put Trainose up for sale, but not its rail network. The Russian company has also placed a joint bid with Greece’s GEK Terna for the Thessaloniki Port Authority.