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New Athens Metro Line Given the Go-Ahead

The Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for Line 4 of the Athens metro, which will start in the Alsos Veikou district and run to Goudi. There are two bidders for the project who...

Changes Coming to Athens Airport Metro Route

Passengers on Athens metro line 3 traveling to or from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport will have to switch trains en route as of Thursday. This change was announced by the Urban Rail Transport company (STASY) on Monday. Until now, trains...

Vegan Campaign on Athens Metro Gets Mixed Reactions (photos)

Posters by a Greek vegan group that appeared in the Athens Metro during the last week caused mixed reactions by commuters. The posters, part of a larger campaign by the group greekvegans.gr, depicted among others a calf with his mother,...

Traffic Jams all Over the Capital Due to Athens Metro Strike

The Athens Metro came to a standstill on Thursday when workers in the Greek capital began a 24-hour strike to oppose the planned privatisation of the rail operator. The strike disrupted the daily commute for thousands of Athenians and caused...

Athens Metro Expansion Project Receives Four Bids

Four bidders have expressed interest in Greece's tender for a €1.45 billion ($1.70 billion) project to expand the Athens metro, state-owned Attiko Metro announced on Thursday. The interested investors are Greek contractor GEK Terna with France's Vinci and Siemens; J&P...

Four Bidders Expected for Athens Metro Project

Four bidders are expected to show interest in Greece's tender to build a 1.45 billion euro ($1.72 billion) project to expand the Athens metro, a source familiar with the matter said. Greece's GEK Terna will bid as part of a...

Athens: Metro, Tram, Train Work Stoppages from Nov 15 to Nov 25

Workers in Athens metro, electric train and tram (STASY) have declared work stoppages from Tuesday, November 15 to Friday, November 25. More specifically, the Athens metro, electric train and tram will not operate on: - Tuesday, November 15 from the beginning...

5-Hour Strike Thursday, No Metro, ISAP Electric Railway

There is a five-hour scheduled strike on Thursday, May 26 for the Athens metro and ISAP electric railway. Workers have planned to walk off the job from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in efforts to protest and demonstrate their discontentment with the...

Financial Times: 'Greeks Are One Minute Away from Midnight'

The Greek government is turning to the social security funds and Athens Metro in order to accommodate its debts and keep the country afloat, reported the Financial Times. “Athens faces a €1.7 billion bill for wages and pensions at the...