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Three Metro stations in Athens shut down due to Nov 17 marches

Greek Police has ordered the shut down of three metro station in downtown Athens on Thursday due to the marches on the anniversary of the Polytechnic school Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973.

According to a statement by the Urban Rail Transport (STASY) on Wednesday noon, the following metro stations will close:

  • at 3:00 p.m. “Megaro Moysikis”
  • at 4:30 p.m. “Syntagma” and “Evangelismos”
Τhe metro trains will pass through but will not halt for passengers to embark or disembark.

The three stations will open again to public following a new police order and once the march has been concluded.

Changes are also planned for buses, trolley buses and the tram in downtown as the march will start at the polytechnic School, next to the National Museum, and following main avenues will reach the US embassy next to “Megaro Mousikis” (Music Hall).

Due to the three-day events (Nov 15-17, 2022) there are also broader traffic restrictions also for private vehicles.

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