The public company TRAINOSE SA, which was founded on 19.12.2005, was at the time of its formation a 100% subsidiary of OSE SA.


Since 1.1.2007, following the completion of the branch separation process and its transfer by the parent company OSE SA, TRAINOSE SA has taken over the operation and utilization of all transport (passenger, freight, etc.). Since then, it has been operating as a fully independent company with separate administration and organization, in accordance with the requirements of Community law.


The headquarters of TRAINOSE SA is in Athens, but the company maintains offices and operates across the geographic territory near its network.


The merging by acquisition of the company PROASTIAKOS SA (which managed the Athens suburban railway) by TRAINOSE SA was completed in July 2007, adding to its scope the management and operation of the suburban lines.

Timeline of Hellenic Train's history


In December 2008, OSE SA transferred all the share it held in the shared capital of TRAINOSE SA to the Greek State, which as of 31.12.2008 held the total shares (100%) of the company.


In April 2013, all the shares of TRAINOSE SA were transferred to and taken over in full ownership by the HELLENIC REPUBLIC ASSET DEVELOPMENT FUND (HRADF), owned by the Greek State, and since then HRADF was the sole shareholder of the company.


On 18 January 2017, the contract for the sale of 100% of TRAINOSE SA to Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group (FSI) was signed by the CEO of HRADF and the CEO of FSI for a total amount of € 45 million.


On 14 September 2017, the sale and transfer of 100% of the shares of TRAINOSE SA to FSI were completed and it joined the Italian group.


The company, operating now under the name HELLENIC TRAIN, is run by a five-member Board of Directors.


The FSI Group is the third largest railway company in Europe and is already active in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Britain.


The FSI Group employs more than 75,000 employees. 830 million passengers are served annually and 50 million tons of goods are transported.


HELLENIC TRAIN is the main provider (until now the only one) of rail transport for passengers and freight. The Company provides rail services using the network and the railway infrastructure in general owned by OSE (paying the corresponding network access charges).


HELLENIC TRAIN performs 342 routes (passenger and commercial trains) a day. In 2016, a total of 15.6 million passengers were transported, of which 10.1 million used the suburban lines and 5.5 million the national network. A total of 1.1 million tons of goods were also transferred.


In 2016, the company’s total revenues from passenger and commercial work reached € 120 million and profits of € 3.3 million.


HELLENIC TRAIN employs 1217 staff members and uses 1,160 locomotives, wagons and flatcars.


The Company is a member of the Regulatory Authority for Railways (RAS), which was established in 2010. The Company is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) and the Forum Train Europe and continues to push for international networking.


The main purposes of the company are:


  • The development, organization and operation of urban, suburban, regional, long-distance and international passenger and freight rail transport, as well as transport of any kind with fixed track systems.
  • The development, organization and operation of combined transport (with more than one means of transport).
  • The development, organization and operation of urban, suburban regional, interurban and international bus and coach transport services abroad or domestic.
  • The supply of all kinds of logistics services, as well as any activity related to supply chain management.
  • The organization, operation and provision of passenger services.
  • The provision of consulting services and conducting studies related to activities that are consistent with the company’s scope.


While showing respect to the citizens, providing constant information, laying a particular emphasis on the facilitation of people with mobility problems, and using modern infrastructure and high standard technology trains, HELLENIC TRAIN ensures the quality of your travels and guarantees safe, fast and accurate routes.


Trains of HELLENIC TRAIN daily serve thousands of citizens who wish to travel all over Greece, as well as within urban centers. The company profile is indissolubly linked to the professionalism of its employees, and its specialized staff is trained to promote and improve our services for all of you.


For HELLENIC TRAIN the main priority is its excellent relationship with the passengers and the shielding of values, such as respect, mutual trust and credibility.


At the same time, being aware of its significant role in the local communities it serves, the company aims to be a responsible corporate partner in all the regions in which it operates.