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Two Athens metro stations closed due to train crash protest rally

Athens metro stations “Syntagma” and “Panepistimio” have been shut down since 10:30 Sunday morning due to protest rallies in downtown. The trains will pass through the two stations without stopping. They will open again upon a police order. The protest rallies start at 12 o’ clock noon. Public sector union …

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Police shuts down 5 metro stations during protest rally

Greek Police shut down five central metro stations in downtown Athens making it difficult for strikers and protesters to join the big rally on Wednesday. These metro stations are: Syntagma, Panepistimio. Omonoia, Monastiraki, Evangelismos. Open metro stations are around 500 meters away from the meeting point at Klafthmonos Square. These …

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Workers at Athens Metro, Proastiakos, Trains on 24h strike

Workers at Athens Metro Lines 2 and 3 as well as at Proastiakos have launched a 24-hour strike to protest the deadly train crash at Tempi, where at least 43 passengers and 10 crew members have been killed. In a statement, Metro workers union said that they have similar problems …

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Workers at Athens Metro suspend work stoppage

A planned strike action on Metro Line 1 in Athens has been suspended due to the deadly train collision at Tempi, northern Greece, the STASY workers’ union announced on Wednesday morning. Trains resumed their normal operation after 10.30 a.m. “With deep sorrow in our hearts for today’s tragic accident, perhaps …

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Athens Metro workers on work stoppage on March 1

Workers at Metro Lines 2 and 3 as well as at urban train ISAP (Metro Line 1) will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, thus causing troubles to commuters. The issue is particularly complicated to ordinary people as the work stoppage will last shorter than originally scheduled, …

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Greece’s Presidential Guards, the Evzones, go Syntagma Metro

Greece’s Presidential Guards, the famous Evzones, go to Metro exhibition at Syntagma square in downtown Athens. Photographer Dimitra Hatziadam exhibits photos under the title “EUZONES – The guardians of the invisible.” The exhibition runs from March 1 to 31, 2023. Photographer Hatziadam will present part of the photo exhibition inauguration …

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Tram workers on work stoppage, Metro Line 1 action suspended

Workers at the Tram and Metro Line 1 in Athens will hold work stoppages on Wednesday, February 15, 20223. Workers at Metro Line 1, the overground electric railway from Piraeus to Kifissia, have announced a warning work stoppage from 10 p.m. until the end of the shift on Wednesday. The …

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Athens Metro Line 1 on 3-hour work stoppage

A three-hour work stoppage will be held at the Athens Metro Line 1 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 the Athens Urban Rail Transport’s (STASY) union has announced. The stoppage will take place 12:00-15:00 due to the union’s extraordinary general assembly meeting. The work stoppage will affect the Piraeus-Kifissia urban train …

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Evia delicacies at mini food expo at Syntagma metro Jan 6-8

Locally produced food delicacies from the northern section of the island of Evia will be on show at the Syntagma metro station exhibition hall in downtown Athens from Friday to Sunday, January 6-8, 2023. The three-day mini food expo aims to showcase to Athenians the broad selection of foods produced …

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One Metro station closed, traffic regulations in downtown Athens, Dec 6

Metro station <Panepistimio> in downtown Athens will remain closed from 9:00 a.m. and until further notice on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, by order of the police, due to the events on the anniversary of the assassination of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008. Metro trains will pass through the station without …

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Three Metro stations in Athens shut down due to Nov 17 marches

Greek Police has ordered the shut down of three metro station in downtown Athens on Thursday due to the marches on the anniversary of the Polytechnic school Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. According to a statement by the Urban Rail Transport (STASY) on Wednesday noon, the following metro stations …

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Council of State rejects Exarchia residents’ request to “freeze” the metro station

A request to the Council of State (CoS), Greece’s highest administrative court, by residents in the Athens district of Exarchia to “freeze” the metro station construction project currently underway in the area’s central square was on Monday rejected by CoS. The residents’ representatives argued that the metro station will cause …

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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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