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 Europe’s train disasters infographic
Graphic shows worst train disasters in Europe in recent times.


Europe’s train disasters in recent times

By Jordi Bou

March 1, 2023 - A Greek passenger train collided head-on with a cargo train, throwing entire carriages off the tracks and killing at least 36 people, many of them students, in the country's deadliest rail crash in living memory.

Rail travel in Europe is a common and relatively affordable and convenient way for many Europeans to travel.

It also has a good safety record overall, growing safer in past years. Yet the tragedy in Greece is a reminder of how deadly crashes can be when they do happen.

PUBLISHED: 01/03/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images