Greek train crash station master 'devastated'

STORY: The detainee, who according to Greek state media reports was assigned his role about a month ago, appeared before a prosecutor on Thursday morning. Felony charges were laid against him for disrupting transport and putting lives at risk.

Pantzartzidis said that his client followed the existing procedure partially and he could have been "possibly more careful, which he accepts and takes responsibility for, but until there." He added that "there has been convergent negligence by many other factors."

Greek railway unions have long complained of slipping safety standards which place both passengers and workers at risk.