Citizens of metropolitan areas will be paying less for public transportation as of Monday, September 1st.
Single tickets will be 1.20 euros instead of 1.40 but they will be valid for 70 minutes instead of 90.
The 20 euro monthly pass for blue buses, trams and trolleys will be abolished and replaced by an unlimited route pass, including the electric railway and metro, with a monthly cost of 30 euros. The unlimited route pass currently costs 45 euros.
Moreover, commuters will be able to buy three-month and six-month unlimited route passes.
Besides ticket prices, an overall restructuring in public transportation is going to take place. According to government sources, a new plan to connect all bus routes with existing metro lines and in-between stations is underway. It is estimated that this plan will be completed in the next two years. Attempts for this project had been made 10 years ago, after the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.