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Greece General Strike: How public transport will operate on March 8

Greece is expected to paralyze on Wednesday as several unions of the private and public sectors and social groups are joining the general strike to demand justice for the 57 victims of the train collision Tempi and a thorough investigation into the causes of the disaster, bringing o justice all those involved without exception, whether the station master, the executives of the train and railway companies as well as politicians.

On 24-hour strike are among others civil servants, teachers, hospital doctors, as well as workers at public transport means including those in trains and ferries/ships.

However, in order to facilitate people to join the protest rallies, some public transport means will operate at certain hours.

Public Transport 24h Strike & Work Stoppages

Metro Line 1 (ubran train ISAP), Tram will operate 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Metro Line 2 and 3 will operate 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Buses in Athens & Thessaloniki, trolley buses and Proastiakos on 24-hour strike

The 60 intercity bus-lines KTEL will operate as usual

Ships and ferries from Piraeus on 24h strike from 00:01 Wednesday until Wednesday midnight

Trains continue their 48hour0strike until 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2023.

There were some reports about a strike by taxi drivers. In a statement on Tuesday evening, their union SATA has called its members to participate in the protest rally and a pre-gathering at 10:30 a.m.

Note that the big protest gathering is scheduled to start at 12:30 noon in Klafthmonos square on Stadiou Avenue in downtown Athens.

* If you plan to travel by sea, check with local port authorities and travel agents.

* Regarding traveling by train, one should note that the government is reportedly considering to halt the train traffic for 2 weeks or up to a month until some safety measures are being implemented. there may be some gov’t announcement tomorrow Wednesday.

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