The OSE’s reflexes were immediate to the problem that arose on the historical railway line of Odontotos Diakoptos – Kalavrytawhich remains closed again since the day before yesterday, due to the materials that blocked it from the bad weather.
Yesterday, a group of employees of the OSE Patras, with the participation of service agents, was at the scene. According to the estimations of his people, during the downpour a large volume fell, reaching 16,000 cubic meters of mud, mixed with stones.
At autopsy it was found that no serious problem has arisen on the tracks, Nevertheless it will take time to remove the carried materials. However, workers have been cleaning up and patching up some areas while the line remains out of service.
Still, no estimate can be made as to when it will open and services will resume, as there is fear of today’s new wave of bad weather, which is expected to hit the region. It is, therefore, certain that the Odontotos will not work on the weekend and there will be developments soon, depending on whether there will be new damage from some geological phenomena.
“We want the line to open…”tomorrow”, but there are a lot of transported materials that have fallen, so it will take a lot of work to clean them up,” an OSE official told “Peloponnisos”. describing the problem.
Information from “P” states that the OSE will ask for a study to be prepared with complete technical projectsin cooperation with the Region of Western Greece and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, so as to stop this “open-close” that is doing harm – touristically and economically – to the entire region. It is noted that the OSE is in collaboration with the Municipality of Kalavryta, which is positive to help in whatever is asked of it.