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Thessaloniki's First Metro Train Unveiled

Five months since Greek premier Alexis Tsipras unveiled the Thessaloniki Metro, the four carriages which will make up the first train arrived on Wednesday. "Today is a historic day for Thessaloniki and also a vindication for those of us that...

Three New Athens Metro Stations to Open in June

Three new stations of Athens' Metro Line Three are due to open in June, according to information an Attiko Metro operator shared with the state-run AMNA news agency on Thursday. The stations are Agios Nikolaos, which is in Nikea, and Agia...

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...

Shortened Tram Routes in Athens as Drainage Works to be Performed

One of the major public transport options in Athens, the tram, will be operating an abbreviated itinerary for an indefinite period as a result of drainage works to be performed along the tram's route. Specifically, the tram will not operate...

Athens' Metro Revenues Up By 12 pct After e-Ticketing Introduction

Athens' Metro revenues have been rising at the rate of 10 percent-12.5 percent per month since the introduction of e-tickets, Urban Rail Transport's (STA.SY.) CEO Giorgos Thomopoulos told the Athens News Agency (A.M.N.A.). STA.SY. is the organization that manages the...

City Under a City: Metro Reveals Thessaloniki's Ancient Past (video)

The metro construction in Greece's Thessaloniki has brought ancient ruins from the city's life back in the 4th century BC to the surface. The excavation has brought to light Thessaloniki's central 6th-century highway, a marble plaza, a fountain and a...

Three Bidders Shortlisted for Athens Metro Expansion

Greece’s state-owned subway operator, Attiko Metro, has short-listed three interested groups of contractors in a tender for a 1.5 billion euro ($1.8 billion) expansion project. The bidders are Greek contractor GEK Terna with France’s Vinci and Germany's Siemens; J&P Avax...

Union Meeting to Halt Athens Metro Services on Thursday

There will be no metro services on lines 2 (red line) and 3 (blue line) on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in order for the union to hold an extraordinary shareholders' meeting. Among the issues to be discussed...

Athens Braced for 24-Hour Metro Strike

Commuters and visitors in Athens can expect transport problems on Monday as union members launch 24-hour strike action. Lines 2 and 3 (the red and blue lines respectively) will be out of service. The disruption to line 3 will also...

No Metro in Athens on Tuesday Due to 24h Strike

Athens employees have declared a 24-hour strike next Tuesday in protest against the government's plans to include the fixed-rail transport operator STASY in the assets of a new privatisation fund. The employees request an urgent meeting with Finance Minister Euclid...