Greece’s Transportation Minister Christos Spirtzis announced government plans to allow reduced ticket in Athens public transport means for short journeys.
According to economic news website newmoney.gr, Spirtzis said in an interview it was not fair that someone who travels across Attica pays the same fair as somebody who uses public transport means only for short journeys of just a few stops.
The short duration tickets may cost even less than one euro.
At the same time, there would be fare increases according to geographical zone criteria.
The fare for a single ticket with a 90-minute duration is currently €1.40.
At the same time, Athens Public transport Organization OASA reportedly plans to introduce a two-way ticket for €2.80.
These plans are not expected to go into effect before spring 2018.