Nick Sbarounis

Nick Sbarounis

Rail Transit Engineer. ex-ATHENS METRO Workers' Health & Safety representative

  1. Mamidakis S,
  2. freelance,
  3. Hellenic Army service
  1. Panepistimion Patron
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Conception, planning, design, construction, maintenance, management, training and operations for rail-bound transport systems.

Specialties: Railway technology
Railway business & operations
Rail staff training
HTML, CSS, WYSIWYG layout tools


  • Transport Engineer

    – Present 24 years 5 months

    Operations studies of Metro extensions
    Design of Bus / metro interchanges
    Design of rail systems maintenance facilities
    Preparation of tender documents for most sorts of railway contracts
    Passenger Traffic forecasting
    Feasibility reports
    Computer simulations of all kinds of railway applications
    Certified trainer of railway personnel
    Operational Safety & Health experience
    Authoring of railway operating regulations
    Computer programming in a multitude of environments, especially engineering applications

  • Consultant and supervisor

    Mamidakis S
    1 year 7 months

    ...for the design, construc­tion and operat­ion of a 381mm-gauge leisure miniature railway, 1km long within the Miramare resort complex in Rhodes. The railway comprises a battery-electric loco, 2 self-discharging hopper cars, a passenger car and a combination luggage/passenger car. It was inau­gurated in July 1998

  • Freelance railway consultant

    5 years

    Participation in various rail planning projects, including the Athens Commuter Rail system and Athens Tramway preliminary study

  • computer programmer

    Hellenic Army service
    1 year

    Served in the 731 Military Works Direction. Co-programmer of military procurement monitoring in Clipper language, extensive use of Dbase and MS-Office. Contributed to cost estimation of Public Works with the Logiciel software, reconstruction project for a water tower in the Mili­tary School of Telecommunications, computerization of the 731st Direction's treasury

  • Student

    Polytechnic School of Patras University
    6 years

    Entered at the 4th place. Graduated with ***Very Good*** mark. A major task was the compilation of the ZUGBETRIEB train simulation software as a part of the thesis ***Modern locomotion***. This is an accurate simulation of train dynamic behaviour when running on a specific line, The program calculates timetables and outputs performance graphs depicting any desired operational parameter, including power/energy demands. The software was initially developed in Quick Basic and was later upgraded to Visual Basic in order to enhance functionality, usability and versatility.


Volunteer rail preservation Experience

  • Construction & Operation

    Attica Railway Preservation Society and Hellenic Railfan Association
    – Present 23 years

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    • Safety Engineering


  • German

    Full professional proficiency

  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Greek

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Italian

    Limited working proficiency

  • French

    Limited working proficiency


  • Tramway Depot & Workshops at Hellenikon

    Time and budget saving modification of a former road vehicle Depot for tramway use

    Team members:
  • Preliminary Study for a railway maintenance depot in Agios Savvas, Athens

    Conceptual design for a stabling and running maintenance facility to cover most needs of Athens Metro Line 3 (Spata Airport- Aegaleo). This was planned to precede revenue service of Phase I extensions, nonetheless it was delayed by about a decade. The final result deviates considerably from the project described herein due to major design modifications by the contractors involved.

    Team members:



A preview of what LinkedIn members have to say about Nick:

  • Nick is ocean of knowledge for rail rapid, mass, high speed and normal rail transport, not limited to p-way, the gamma include RS, Systems, TW, Operations, Supply chain, Design .... him managing manner of all this different disciplines is really unique.
  • Nick is, first and foremost, a honest man. This complements his vast technical knowledge on anything regarding railroad matters, from steam locomotives to metropolitan rail systems. Knowing him for nearly a decade, I can vouch for his integrity and enthusiasm for railroads.


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