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May 1: Athens Metro on work stoppage, Syntagma station to close by police order

The metro in Athens and other public transport means in the Greek capital will limit their service operation on Labor Day, 1. May 2024, due to the traditional strikes and work stoppages. As there has been confusion about the work stoppages up to last minute on Tuesday here is the …

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Ferries docked, public transport paralyzed due to 24h strike in Greece

Public and train transport and maritime traffic in Greece will paralyze on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, after several unions declared to join the 24-hour strike organized by the  Confederation of  Private Sector Workers (GSEE). The strike is expected to impact public transport services on land and the sea across the …

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Shops opening hours, metro & tram service until Jan 7

The holiday opening hours for retail shops resume on Wednesday, ahead of the New Year. Shops will be open from 09:00 until 21:00 on week days and from 09:00 until 18:00 on Saturdays. Shops will also open on Sunday, December 31 from 11:00 until 18:00. Shops will be closed on …

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Metro station in Thessaloniki opened to public for sightseeing only

One metro station in Thessaloniki was opened to public for sightseeing tours only on Sunday, as the metro in Greece’s second biggest city is not expected to be in operation before the end of 2024. Hundreds of locals visited the brand new and unused “Agia Sofia” metro station, went up …

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Protesters scuffle with police over the cutting of 72 trees at Metro site

Scuffles between protesters and riot police broke out at Exarchia Square in downtown Athens on Monday morning, when workers started to cut off trees for the sake of the new metro station. Upset about the felling of a total of 72 old and healthy trees at the metro construction site, …

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Neo-Nazis attempt to arson Metro commuters; Police brutally beats citizen (videos)

Neo-Nazis wearing hoods threw gasoline inside a Metro wagon full with commuters in Monastiraki station in downtown Athens on Wednesday evening, recorded the attempted arson of citizens on a video and uploaded it on social media. Eye-witnesses told media that they were throwing oil and gazoline shouting “we are going …

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Metro, Tram, Buses in Athens change schedules due to parades

Public transport means in Athens will change their regular schedules and routes on Saturday, October 28, due to the parades for the national holiday of OHI Day. According to police announcement, the following measures will apply on Saturday: -Metro station “Syntagma” will close at 08:00 and trains will pass through …

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No Metro service in Athens; buses operate as usual, Sept 21

There is no metro service in Athens on the strike day Thursday, September 21, after workers decided to ignore a court order ruling their strike was “illegal”, while metro workers unions argued they had only declared “work stoppage” not a “strike.” In this sense Metro Line 1 -urban train ISAP …

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Commuters in trouble due to work stoppages in public transport, Sept 21

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face troubles on Thursday, due to the 24-hour strike called by several unions, as transport workers will also join the protest against the Labor Bill with strike and wort stoppages. One of the problems is that a court in Athens declared as “illegal” the …

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Athens Metro & Tram summer schedules are less frequent

The summer schedules for the public transport means of Athens urban rail transport begin on Monday, July 10 and will end on Sunday, September 3, 2023. The summer schedules affect Metro Lines 1, 2, 3 and the Tram. During the above period, tram and metro services will be less frequent. …

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Test Ride: PM’s elections show in the non-οperating Thessaloniki metro

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was a passenger in the first trial operation of the Thessaloniki metro on Thursday. Worth noting that the famous and much troubled Thessaloniki metro project is not in operation yet, as it has been plagued by almost two decades of delays. But general elections are on …

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Labor Day Strikes and Work Stoppages in Greece’s public transport

Transport workers’ unions in Greece are mobilizing  with strikes and work stoppages to mark the Labor Day on Monday, as they do every year on May 1, 2023. Especially public transport workers in Athens, are engaged in 24-hour strikes and work stoppages. Buses and Trolley buses will operate from 9:00 …

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Teenager “prankster” arrested for “bomb threat” at Athens Metro station

Greek police has arrested a 16-year-old “prankster” for a bomb threat at a Metro station in western Athens. It is the first arrest of this kind, although dozens of similar threats phone calls have been made in the last decade. The 16-year-old boy was arrested on Holy Monday, April 10, …

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Athens Metro workers cancel their 24h strike on March 28

Athens metro workers have cancelled on Monday afternoon their 24-hour strike initially scheduled on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. All public transport mean will operate as usual. Earlier KTG wrote: Athens metro workers’ union SELMA will launch a 24-hour strike οn Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to protest problems that hamper the …

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Military parade 25. March: How Metro, Tram, Buses operate in central Athens

There will be changes in the Athens Metro and Tram services on Saturday due to the military parade for the celebration of the Independence Day, a national holiday on  March 25. According to a STASY (fixed-rail transport company)  announcement,  metro station <Syntagma> will close at 08:00 on Saturday morning and …

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Athens Metro, ISAP and Tram workers on 24h strike, March 28

Workers at Athens Metro, urban train ISAP and the Tram will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The strike will affect all fixed-track public transport means in Athens, including metro lines 2 and 3 (Athens-Airport) as well as 1 (ISAP train Piraeus-Kifissia). The umbrella union of fixed-track …

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Athens Metro workers on work stoppage, March 24

Athens metro employees’ union has declared a work stoppage on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 9 p.m. until the end of the shift. According to the union announcement, chronic problems are hampering the operation of fixed rail transport services provided by STASY, as well as the services to 1.5 million …

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Greece 24h Strike: How public transport operates; ferries docked, no flights

For a second day within a week Greece will be paralyzed due to a 24-hour strike of the public and private sector unions demanding justice foe the train collision victims and safe transport in the country. Journalists are holding a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, March 15, in order to be …

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