“European Mobility Atlas”

Mobility, energy crisis and railways - book presentation, discussion & guided tour

The "Atlases" are an international series of Heinrich Böll Foundation’s publications, whose Greek edition is much more than a translation, as it is enriched with a wealth of local data and facts by experts.

We have the great pleasure to present to the Greek public the edition of the European Mobility Atlas, which - apart from data on transport and mobility in Europe - offers a wealth of information on Greece coming from scientific and other sources. For this publication we had the privilege to collaborate with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, the Transport Engineering Laboratory of the Civil Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Major Development Agency Thessaloniki S.A., the Road Safety Institute "Panos Mylonas" and the Municipality of Trikala.

In this special event at the Railway Museum in Western Thessaloniki, the authors will present the content of the publication through its various chapters, such as Tourism, Mobility Poverty or Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, followed by a discussion on the relationship between the energy crisis and mobility, both in Greece and at European level. Furthermore, a representative from the Association "Friends of the Thessaloniki Railway" will speak about the value of trains and the current state of Greece's railways.

The audience will be able to present their concerns to the experts and become part of a very constructive discussion, which will conclude with a tour of the Museum, which, apart from other interesting exhibits, also includes a carriage from the legendary "Orient Express"...

A number of free copies of the Atlas edition will be available on site.



a) Free shuttle bus available. Departure 13:45, Tsimiski & Gounari (city centre)

b) OASΤΗ buses (from the New Railway Station): 51, 54 (stop: Railway Museum)


Railway Museum of Thessaloniki

The building of the Military Station (Station Militaire) of the Railroad company “Jonction - Salonique - Constantinople” is located on the west side of Thessaloniki, about 500 meters after the flyover bridge Monastiriou str. route to the exit of the city, between the main railway lines and Monastiriou str. The building was built in the late 19th century during the Ottoman rule. Specifically it was constructed from 1891 until 1894 by the Italian architect Pierro Arigoni, subsequent manufacturer of Casa Bianca in 1911.


Association “Friends of the Thessaloniki Railway”

The Association “Friends of the Thessaloniki Railway” was founded in 1984 by railwaymen and other friends of the railway, and today has over 100 members from all professions. The main objectives of the association are to preserve and promote railway tradition and history. At the same time, the association strives to spread the love for the railway (past and present) and to support any initiative for the modernization and development of Greek railways.


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Railway Museum of Thessaloniki (7B Nea Monastiriou st.)


TransportationFree shuttle bus available. Departure 13:45, Tsimiski & Gounari | OASΤΗ buses (from New Railway Station): 51, 54 (stop: Railway Museum)

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