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Greek police paralyzes public transport, closes 24 metro stations

Greek police went out of control on Sunday and paralyzed the whole public transport network in downtown Athens and far beyond. The number of six metro and urban train ISAP stations closed to the public rose to 24 (!) Sunday noon, the tram operation has been halted some 5 km away from end station Syntagma.

The closure affects a diameter of some 4-5 km, even though some closed stations, such as the one in Egaleo, is over 12 km away from the city center.

Reason for the panic police decision are the banned rallies to commemorate the murder of 15-year-old boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2008.

The metro and train stations shut down are:

Agios Nikolaos
– Akropoli
– Ambelokipi
– Attiki
– Dafni
– Egaleo
– Eleonas
– Evangelismos
– Kallithea
– Kato Patissia
– Keramikos
– Megaro Moussikis
– Metaxourgio
– Monastiraki
– Neos Kosmos
– Omonia
– Panepistimio
– Panormou
– Petralona
– Sepolia
– Syngrou-Fix
– Syntagma
– Thissio
– Viktoria

Metro trains will pass through but will stop at the above mentioned stations.

Tram line

Tram stations between Syntagma and Egeou in Nea Smyrni will not operate, Greek police said on Sunday.
The tram will continue to operate between Egeou and Voula, as usual.

The public transport traffic will be restored again by police order.

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