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 tonnes of goods are transported. TRAINOSE SA 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).
TRAINOSE SA 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 tonnes 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.
TRAINOSE SA employs 637 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.
TRAINOSE SA, which was founded on 19.12.2005, was at the time of its formation a 100% subsidiary of OSE SA (Railway Company of Greece).
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 acquisition of the company PROASTIAKOS SA (which managed the Athenian suburban railway) by TRAINOSE SA was completed in July 2007 adding to its scope the management and operation of the suburban lines.Read More
In December 2008, OSE SA transferred all the shares it held in the share capital of TRAINOSE SA to the Greek State, which as of 31.12.2008 held the total shares (100%) 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.