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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...

Wooden Statue Surfaces During Construction of Athens Metro in Piraeus

A wooden sculpture of a manly figure surfaced during excavations, prior to the planned construction work for the expansion of Athens Metro to the port of Piraeus, close to the city's Municipal Theater. Along with the wooden sculpture, a piece...

Cheaper Public Transport Tickets as of September 1st

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...

Greece Requests Loan for Athens Metro Line 4

The Greek government plans to meet with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and ask for funds to start construction on the fourth Athens Metro line. The request will be made during the EIB officials' visit in Greece in September. Greek Infrastructure Minister...

New Metro Line 4 in Athens Soon

The new line planned for the Athens Metro (Attiko Metro) will be 8.1 km long and will begin at Veikou Park (Alsos Veikou) passing through Galatsi, Kypseli, Evelpidon courts, Alexandras Avenue, Exarchia, Akadimia, Kolonaki, ending at Evangelismos, and will...

Clever Ad Campaign in Athens Metro

A new clever ad campaign that was introduced in Athens Metro trains has really impressed both the Greek people and tourists. Anyone who decides to move around the city of Athens using the metro is left speechless by a new...

Metro and Tram Favorite Transport in Athens

A survey has revealed that most Athenians prefer the metro or tram to the bus or trolleybus. The survey was conducted by Greece's  Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (KAPE) in partnership with the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA)...

Athens to Replace Paper Tickets With Smart Cards for Public Transportation

The European Commission has approved a major investment of €29.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund that aims to modernize the urban transport ticketing in the wider metropolitan area of Athens. The available co financing will ensure putting...

Striking Greek Metro Workers Face Firings

Athens’ Metro strike will enter an eighth day on Jan. 24 as workers continued to ignore a court order to return to work and defy the government, which warned they will face legal action or even be fired if...