Rail company enters digital age, gradually

Railway operator OSE on Friday said that it is launching the first phase of an electronic information system which is expected to make travel easier for passengers.

The new system will provide commuters with real-time travel updates on digital announcement boards and later on their smartphones, tablets and laptops at the country’s railway stations.

The first phase is already in operation at Piraeus, Larissis (central Athens) and Thessaloniki stations, the announcement said.

The scheme also allows free Wi-Fi access to passengers on train station platforms, though the wireless Internet network will be expanded with EU funding later on.