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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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Metro Piraeus-Athens Airport cancels some schedules Oct 26-27

Athens metro will cancel some of its schedules between Piraeus and the Athens International Airport on Wednesday and Thursday due to the visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, following the order of the Hellenic Police. All stops between Piraeus (‘Dimotiko Theatro’ stop) and the Athens International Airport will be affected …

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Three new metro stations in Piraeus to be inaugurated Oct 10

Three new metro stations in Piraeus will be inaugurated on October 10. The new metro stations will link the port of Piraues with the Athens International Airport. The new metro stations called “Maniatika”, “Piraeus” and “Dimotiko Theatro” are expected to increase the total passenger traffic on the metro network to …

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More antiquities unearthed during works for Thessaloniki metro

More antiquities have been unearthed during the construction works of the metro in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The finding span from the Proto-Byzantine to the Middle-Byzantine era, that is from from the 4th to 11th centuries AD. According to local media, the antiquities were discovered during works at the southern access …

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Airport schedules on Athens metro to be delayed as of Sept 27

Trains on the Athens metro Line 3 (blue line) going to the Athens International Airport will be delayed by 6 minutes over the next few days starting on Tuesday, due to tests for the new line extension toward Piraeus. Thus, trains running directly from Nikea to the Airport will run …

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Three new metro stations in Piraeus ready by end of September

Construction of three new metro stations in Piraeus will be completed by the end of September, it was reported on Saturday. These are the ‘Maniatika’, ‘Piraeus’ and ‘Municipal Theatre’ stations, which are expected to increase the total passenger traffic on the metro network to 132,000 citizens daily. The total duration …

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Opponents of Exachia metro “are not even Greeks,” claims Athens Mayor

Many of those opposing the construction of metro station in Exarchia and the redevelopment of nearby Strefi Hill “are not even Greeks,” Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis has claimed. His allegation triggered an outrage on social media. Speaking to Skai TV, Bakoyiannis said that the majority of permanent residents do want …

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Line 3 metro stations to close on selected dates July-Aug to test Piraeus extension

Stations on Line 3 of the Athens metro will be closed on selected dates during the summer months in order to test an extension of the line to Piraeus, the metro operator STA.SY announced on Monday. On these dates, the metro stations Nikaia, Korydallos and Agia Varvara will stay closed …

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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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