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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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Athens Metro extends operation hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Athens Metro lines 2 and 3 will extend their operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays and trains will run until 01:30 in the morning, managing company STASY announced on Friday. The extension will be in effect from March 4, 2022. According to STASY the last trains will depart from Syntagma …

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Five metro stations in Athens close by police order on Nov 17

Five metro stations in downtown Athens will close to the public on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, due to the traditional protest rally to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising in 1973. According to a statement issued by Greek Police on Tuesday evening, the following metro stations will …

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Metro, ISAP workers on strike protesting working conditions like no A/C in summer UPD

Metro workers in Athens launch work stoppages on Wednesday protesting their working conditions. The strike affects Metro lines 2 and 3 and Urban train ISAP (Line 1) and will take place from 9 p.m. until the end of the shift. The unions of ISAP and STASY workers complain about their …

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Top court gives green light to removal of stunning antiquities from Thessaloniki metro station

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (CoS), has given the green light for the temporary removal and repositioning of the antiquities unearthed during excavation work for the Thessaloniki metro in northern Greece. With the majority of a single vote (13-12) the judges of the CoS approved the removal …

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Mask-deniers beat metro worker in station in downtown Athens (video)

An employee of the Athens metro  was hospitalized on Wednesday after he was beaten by two young men who had earlier refused to wear the mandatory masks inside the metro. According to a statement by the metro managing company STASY, the employee, a station manager, asked the two men on …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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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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Greece bans public gatherings with over 4 people, 6 metro stations closed Dec 6

The Ministry for Citizen Protection has banned public gatherings with four and more persons across Greece with an order valid form 5:00 a.m. on December 6 until midnight Sunday. The decision is justified for reasons of public health and as a precaution measure to prohibit the spread of the coronavirus. …

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UPD Workers at Athens Metro, Tram, urban train join strike on Nov 26

Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban train ISAP have modified their mobilization actions on strike day Thursday, November 26, 2020. Late on Wednesday, thu unions of workers at STASY (metro, tram, train ISAP) announced the following: Metro: Lines 1, 2, 3 on 24-hour strike Tram: Work stoppage from 6 pm …

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Five metro stations in downtown Athens close on Nov 17 by Police order

Five metro station in central Athens will close as of noon on Tuesday, November 17, by order of the Greek Police (ELAS), as part of the security measures imposed on the anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic Students Uprising and despite the ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic. The …

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Metro extension works unearth the Hellenistic past of Piraeus

The works to extend the Athens metro Line 3 towards Piraeus have included large-scale salvage excavations by archaeologists to depths unusual for such projects, with associated finds that include rare wooden remains from homes and even tree branches of antiquity. The excavations have brought to light more details in the …

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Workers at all Athens public transport means join 24h strike on Feb 18

Workers are all public transport means in Athens will join the 24-hour general strike on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters with no option other than use their own car, if they have any, taxi, if they find any, walk to workplace or stay at home. …

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Anti-abortion campaign in Athens metro triggers public outcry

Anti-abortion posters appeared at several metro stations in Athens on Monday morning and triggered a public outcry.By early afternoon, the posters were removed following an order of the Transportation Minister. Many metro commuters were shocked on Monday morning to see huge ads about an issue that has been settled in …

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Suspended! Athens Metro workers to launch work stoppages Nov 28-29

The Union of Athens metro workers decided to suspend the work stoppages it had announced last week. The work stoppages were scheduled for Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019.  The work stoppages are scheduled to take place as follows: Nov 28: from begin of morning shift until 9:00 …

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