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Athens Transport, Trains, Proastiakos: 24h Strikes and Work Stoppages on May 1

Workers at Athens public transport means as well as at trains TRAINOSE and Proastiakos will hold 24-hour strikes and work stoppages on May 1st 2018. Below the schedule: Trains & Proastiakos: 24-hour strike. The strike starts at 00:01 May 1st and end 23:59 on the same day Blue Buses: will …

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Metro station in downtown Athens to close Tue afternoon due to Afrin protest

Greek police has ordered the closure of metro station <Panepistimio> in downtown Athens on Tuesday due to a protest for Afrin. The metro station will close as of 04:30 on Tuesday afternoon, March 20th 2018, and will open again following a relevant police order. The metro wagons will pass through …

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Venus statue discovered in Thessaloniki during metro construction works

An impressive statue has been discovered during archaeological excavations at the construction work of Metro in Thessaloniki. Among the more than 300,000 findings is the headless statue of goddess Aphrodite. The statue was found at the construction works area of  the metro station <Agia Sophia>, very close to the Krinaio …

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Amazing Mosaics have been discovered in Thessaloniki (videos)

Thousands of pebbles in blue, red, green and yellow, side by side, have been waiting for centuries for archaeologists to discover their beauty. However, in Thessaloniki, it was not the archaeologists but primarily the digging for the metro construction that revealed the amazing mosaics. The mosaic were discovered under the …

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Metro works reveal the “secret diamonds of Early Christianity” in Thessaloniki (videos)

Works for the Metro in Thessaloniki have revealed the secret diamonds of Early Christianity buried for centuries under  surface of the city. Local media Voria.gr visited the future metro station in  “Agia Sophia” in the center of the city and brought amazing footage for the delight of a broader audience. …

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Macedonia rally: Police to close three Metro stations in downtown Athens on Feb 4

Police will closed three metro stations in downtown Athens on Sunday, February 4th 2018, for security reasons due to the Macedonia protest rally. Metro stations <Syntagma>, <Panepistimio> and <Omonoia> will be closed as of 10 a.m. Sunday. Metro trains will pass through but will not halt. They will open again …

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Athens metro station close to public as of 9 am Monday

Greek police has ordered that metro station <Syntagma> in downtown Athens will be closed to public as of 9 ‘o clock in the the morning on Monday, 29. Jan 2018.  The closure is one of the strict security measures during the official visit of the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, …

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Chaos ahead as Athens Public Transport Means launch 24h strike on Jan 15

Unions of workers at Athens public transport means have called for a 24-hours strike on Monday, January 15th 2018, to protest the new labor law that restricts the right to strike. The Athens Metro, the Tram, the urban train ISAP, buses and trolley buses will remain parked for 24 hours …

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Consultants charged for bribery to Athens Metro personnel

An Athens prosecutor on Wednesday brought felony bribery charges against two consultants of a joint venture that served as technical advisers for the construction of the Athens metro. According to athensnewsagency, “the charges were filed against the manager of consulting company OMEK and the head of engineering company Lahmeyer and …

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Thessaloniki: Metro construction cranes shine in Christmas mood

The three large cranes at the construction sites of the metro in Thessaloniki were decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and were lit up in a ceremony on Friday. The cranes at the construction sites of the “Syntrivani”, “Agia Sofia” and “New Railway Station” were decorated in the spirit of …

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Police officers to replace private security guards at Athens Metro and urban train ISAP stations

Police officers will replace private security guards at the stations of  metro and urban train ISAP in Greece’s capital Athens. According to an agreement signed between the Transportation Ministry and Greek Police,  ELAS will supply 200 police officers whose sole task will be the protection of commuters and public property. …

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Work stoppages at Athens public transport on Dec 14 general strike day

Workers at public transport means in Athens will join the general strike of public and private sector unions on December 14th 2017. Transport means workers will launch work stoppages next Thursday, mainly in order to allow unionists to join the big protest rally again austerity measures. According to an announcement …

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Workers at Athens Metro to launch 24h strike on Tuesday

Workers at Athens Metro will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, November 21st 2017. The strike will affect Metro lines <2> and <3>. The rest of public transport means in Greece’s capital are expected to operate as usual.

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UPD Athens Metro workers suspend 24h strike Nov 16, work stoppage remains

Update: Athens Metro workers decided to suspend the 24-hour strike scheduled for Thursday, Nov 16/2017. the work stoppage scheduled for Wednesday remains valid. ———————————————— Workers at Athens Metro will launch one more work stoppage, in addition to the planned 24-hour strike. Work stoppage on Wednesday, Nov 15th, will start at …

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UPD Athens Metro, Proastiakos workers to launch work stoppages and 24h strike

Workers at Athens Metro will launch two work stoppages and a 24-hour strike this and next week. The work stoppage is schedule for Friday, November 10th 2017. It will start at the beginning of the morning shift and last until 9 a.m. On Friday, Metro workers decided to launch one …

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Workers at Athens Metro Lines 2 & 3 launch work stoppage on Tuesday

Workers at Athens Metro will launch a work stoppage on Tuesday, November 7th 2017. The work stoppage will affect Metro Lines 2 and 3. The work stoppage will start at the beginning of the morning shift and end at 9 a.m. The work stoppage aims to protest the privatization of …

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