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New Electric-Powered Buses Start Trials in Athens

Electric buses are being introduced to the wealth of public transport options available to those in Athens on Monday. 

Piraeus Bank Funds Purchase of Buses in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Piraeus Bank Group announced on Tuesday that it will fund the purchase of buses for the regions of Attica and Thessaloniki. Alongside Piraeus Leasing, the bank said it will pay for the purchase of 200 buses to be used...

Frustration Mixed With Joy: My Traveling Experience on Greek Buses

By Andrew Tzembelicos The Greek government’s recent announcement of a cash infusion and modernization of the KTEL regional bus system should be welcomed by all riders. It was an announcement that could not have come soon enough. In the Athens area,...

Coronavirus: Athens Public Transport Services Cut as Ridership Drops by Half

The Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA) on Monday announced a special timetable ifor all public transport, with fewer trains and buses due to the special-purpose leave taken by drivers based on the Legislative Act outlining emergency measures for the...

General Strike: Thousands March in Central Athens Against Government Bill

Despite the cloudy and rainy weather, thousands of people marched in central Athens on Tuesday morning, participating in the 24-hour general strike declared by the country's largest labor unions. Athens buses, trams, and the Metro line 1 (from Piraeus to...

Greek Transport Services Will Come to a Halt on Wednesday

There will be no buses, trolleys and electric trains in Athens on Wednesday, May 1 (Labor Day) due to a 24-hour strike declared by the workers’ union. However, the Athens metro and the tram will begin their daily service from...

Most of Greece's Public Service Vehicles Belong in the Scrapyard

The economic crisis in Greece has forced public organizations to keep in use vehicles that should have been scrapped years ago, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. Most ambulances of the National Health System are hardly operational, drivers and paramedics...

One in Three Athenians Travel Daily by Bus

Buses are the most preferred means of transport for Athens residents, according to a new survey that shows that one in three Athenians takes the bus on a daily basis. The survey was conducted by Public Issue on behalf of...

New Telematic "Smart Stops" for Athenian Commuters

A new, user-friendly computer system for buses will soon be introduced at line 224, which connects the area of Kessariani to the Evelpidon Courts in Athens. The measures will see ten new “smart stops” available to the Athenian public. Touch-screen...