Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday visited the city of Larissa. Tsipras, who was accompanied by the party’s secretary Rania Svigou, as well as train drivers and station masters, visited the telemanagement centre at the city’s train station.
According to a party announcement “during his visit, Tsipras spoke with workers, train drivers and station masters regarding the conditions that led to the tragic accident in Tempi, as well as the fail-safes that existed until 2019 which were later abolished or allowed to fall into decline”.
“At the same time, it was confirmed that that the telemanagement centre of Larissa, which ‘saw’ train traffic from Domokos to Platy, the point of the accident, and had been in operation until June 2019, has been totally destroyed and remains out of order until today.
Ιt is the same centre which the government claimed was operating fully, so that it attributed the accident exclusively to human error.” The party also asked why the centre, “which has not worked since it was damaged by a fire in 2019, was never repaired”.
Truth and justice are not just the aims of a party but the demand of all Greek society and primarily of those who lost their loved ones in such a tragic and unexpected way,” Tsipras said after visiting the centre.
The truth must come to light. To conceal the truth is an insult to the people that unjustly lost their lives, he added.