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Public Sector Strike Slows Down Greece Amidst Lockdown

Metro services in Athens will be affected on Thursday, due to the participation of workers in the 24-hour strike, which has been announced by trade unions. ADEDY, the public service union, is also carrying out a nationwide strike, demanding, among...

Face-Masked Greeks Take First Steps After Coronavirus Quarantine

Greece partially opened up on Monday with the opening of small retail stores and hairdressers and the free movement of people within the prefecture of their permanent residence. Greeks took the first tentative steps back to normal life after more...

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...

Athenians Suffer Long Lines for New Electronic Public Transport Tickets

Tens of thousands of Athenians wait in long lineups every day to get the new personalized electronic pass cards for the public transport system, or in other words, to pay their toll to the Greek Bureaucracy Beast (GBB). In order...

Thessaloniki Transport Workers' Strike not Illegal, Court Finds

A Thessaloniki first-instance court on Wednesday rejected a request by the Thessaloniki public transport company's (OASTh) management for a temporary injunction declaring a strike by its workforce illegal. The court said that the management's request had no basis in the...

Transport Services to Strike in Protest of New Austerity Vote in Parliament

Public transport employees will be starting a three-day work stoppage in protest of new austerity measures to be voted in parliament on Thursday, as reported by ekathimerini. Beginning on Tuesday, there will be no buses from 11 a.m. to 4...

Labour Day Strike Action to Disrupt Public Transport Services on May 1

Public transport in Greece will be affected by strikes marking the May 1 Labour Day holiday on Monday, with reduced bus services in Athens and no trains or boats operating throughout the country. Athens trolley buses will not be running...

Flying Ships Among Thessaloniki Residents' 'Dreams' for the City's Public Transport

Thessaloniki residents don't hesitate to dream big and have developed a sense of humor when it comes to their city's public transport, based on their responses to a crowdsourcing platform (http://thess.ciptec.eu) asking them share their ideas for improving their...

New Double Decker Buses are Set to Return to Athens Again

Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis has announced the purchase of 500 new buses to cover the public transport needs of the Greek capital. He said that a legislative framework has also been drafted to allow for the operation of double-decker...

Eight in Ten Greeks Dodge Bus Fares

New data released by Road Transport AE (OSY) indicate that eight out of ten Greeks do not pay fare when taking the bus. OSY is showing a "black hole" in revenues as fare-dodging has taken unprecedented dimensions since the summer...