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Public Transport on strike paralyze Greece

Public transport means are on work stoppages or 24-hour strike, ships and ferries remain docked, trains are parked and even taxi drivers have pull the handbrake to raise their voice against the rising prices and the cost of living. The situation in the Greek capital Athens is for commuters even …

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Court rules the 24h strike in Athens public transport was “unlawful”

A court in Athens ruled on Thursday that the 24-hour public transport strike that brought the Greek capital to a standstill on Wednesday was unlawful and exploitative. According to the court’s decision, the strike called by the Athens Labor and Employment Center (EKA) and staged by the union of workers …

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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike. For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, …

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Greece to send transport mean to Poland for Ukrainian refugees’ resettlement

Greece will send buses or airplanes to Poland to resettle Ukrainean refugees in the country following an appeal by the Polish government, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Thursday. The appeal came as more than 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland. The minister stressed that the …

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Workers at Athens public transport means on 24h strike and work stoppages Nov 18

Workers at public transport means in Athens will launch a 24-hour strike and work stoppages on Thursday, November 18, to protest the killing of their colleague during maintenance works at Metro Line 1 early Tuesday morning. Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban Train ISAP will hold a 24-hour strike. Buses …

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Fire on truck transporting propane prompts Alert Warning in West Attica

A fire broke out in a truck tanker in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, on Friday, prompting the evacuation of  a residential and industrial area and an Alert Warning by the Civil Protection. The fire broke out in a tanker transporting propane. The incident occurred in Neoktista settlement near the Aspropyrgos refineries. …

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Snowfall in Athens disrupts public transport, leave thousands without power, halts vaccinations

Thousands of households in dozens of suburbs in Athens are without electricity for over 14 hours, some even without water. Public transport in Greek capital collapsed due to snowfall that is claimed to be the “heaviest in the last 15 years.” Covid-19 vaccinations have been suspended. Supermarkets will close at …

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Athens Public Transport website fully upgraded, service also in English

The Athens Urban Transport Organization has upgraded its website making it easier for passengers to receive information on travel routes and timetables and to also recharge personalized travel cards online. Within the next two months, the recharging service will also be provided to holders of anonymous cards. The modernized website …

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Police body to be established for Athens public transport means

Greek government is mulling the establishment of a special police force for public transport in the greater region of Athens, Transport Minister Kostas. Karamanlis said on Friday. the minister’s announcement comes two days after the brutal beating of a metro worker in a station in central Athens. Speaking on Skai …

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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 …

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Public health inspectors refute Gov’t claim “no Covid-19 transmission in public transport means”

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated claim that the Public Tranport was not a source of Covid-19 transmission. It was a scientific unfounded claim to justify that the government did nothing to fix the problem of overcrowded public transport means especially in Athens and other big cities during the peak …

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Greece can’t get crowding in public transport means under control despite the pandemic

The Greek government efforts to find solutions to the crowding of commuters in public transport means in Athens has so far turned into a fiasco. The Transportation Ministry has been delaying measures to strengthen the bus network in the Greek capital of 4 million inhabitants, the daily coronavirus cases are …

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Following outcry, Gov’t increases schedules in Athens public transport means

Greece’s Transport Ministry on Friday widely cancelled the summer holiday leave of workers at public transport means in Athens in order to increase the frequency of services and avoid the phenomena of overcrowding that have recently been observed.The decision follows also an outcry by passengers who complained about the reduced …

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