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Greece Vows to Deliver Thessaloniki Metro System by 2023

The long-delayed metro system for Thessaloniki will be ready by the year 2023, a government minister vowed on Monday. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis reiterated his pledge that the metro will be delivered in full, and in operational order,...

Vandals Deface Acropolis Metro Station in Athens

Greek police on Wednesday evening arrested 43 people on suspicion that they had vandalized the Acropolis metro station in Athens. The suspects are accused of spray painting slogans underneath the replicas of ancient antiquities displayed at the station, and of destroying...

Public Outrage as Anti-Abortion Banner Appears in Athens' Metro

Posters put up by a pro-life, or anti-abortion, organization appeared in Athens' metro stations on Monday, promoting the positions of the Greek anti-abortion movement called ''Afiste Me Na Ziso'' (''Let Me Live''). Since the very first moments of their appearance,...

''Europa Nostra'' Group Demands Preservation of Thessaloniki Metro Antiquities

The reaction against the recent decision by Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAΣ) to temporarily remove the spectacular archaeological finds from Venizelos station in Thessaloniki's new Metro system is intensifying. This time, the well-respected European ''Europa Nostra'' Federation for Cultural Heritage...

Greek Archaeologists Rule Thessaloniki's Antiquities Must Be Removed for Metro Construction

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has given the green light for the removal of the many antiquities discovered during works for the construction of Thessaloniki's new metro system. After a marathon debate which lasted almost fourteen hours, the Council, which...

Thessaloniki Metro Will be Ready in 2023, Says PM Mitsotakis

The metro system in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, which is currently under construction, will be ready for public use in its entirety by April of 2023, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. The PM's statements came...

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...

Thessaloniki Metro Cannot Be Ready By 2020, Construction Group Warns

Ellaktor, the company which is responsible for the construction of the new underground railway (metro) system of the city of Thessaloniki warned recently that the scheduled start of the metro's operation in 2020 might not happen. In a letter sent...

Man Dies After Falling Onto Metro Station Rail Line in Athens

A tragic incident took place in Athens on Saturday morning, when a man, whose age is still unknown, was found dead on the railway lines of a metro station. The incident took place at the Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony) metro...

Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling Onto Electric Rail Line in Athens

A tragic incident took place in Athens on Thursday afternoon, as a fourteen-year old girl allegedly committed suicide by falling on the electric railways lines belonging to ISAP. The incident took place at the Moschato railway station. ISAP is an electrified...