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GEPOET Requests End of Intercity Bus Transport Monopoly in Greece

GEPOET has requested for the government to work towards the full liberalization of the country’s regular domestic and intercity bus routes, which are currently operated by "one of the few monopolies that still exists" in Greece.
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

Easter Season Traffic Measures Announced in Greece

Special traffic measures will be put into effect on Greece's national highways as of Holy Thursday due to the Easter holidays.

Olympia Odos Patra-bound Motorway Opens to Traffic

The journey from Athens to Patra, one of Greece's major port cities, will now take only an hour and 40 minutes, following the opening of the new Olympia Odos motorway.

Athens: 24-hour Strikes Announced by Public Transport Workers

Employees of the Athens metro, ISAP railway and tram will be holding 24-hour strikes on Thursday, February 23; Wednesday, March 1; and Friday, March 3.
Posted On 21 Feb 2017

Electric Train to Connect Piraeus to Athens Airport in June

Travel between the port of Piraeus and Athens International Airport will take approximately 45 minutes on an electric train set to operate in June.
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

E-Ticket Test Run Now on Athens Public Transport

Commuters in Athens will be able to use e-tickets or smart cards when traveling on public transport, according to Athens Urban Transport Organisation.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017

Piraeus – Athens Airport Suburban Train Connection Set for Summer

The port of Piraeus will be directly connected with Athens International Airport as of summer 2017, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.
Posted On 12 Dec 2016

Thursday Strike to Disrupt Public Transport in Athens

Public transport employees in Athens will hold work stoppages on Thursday, December 8, as the country’s main private and public sector umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, have announced a nationwide strike.
Posted On 05 Dec 2016

Suburban Train to Pull in to Lavrio Port by 2019

The port town of Lavrion in southeastern Attica is set to get a suburban railway (proastiakos) link connecting it with the Greek capital and Athens airport as of 2019 with the municipality aiming to launch the tender for the project next year.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Transport Workers in Athens Continue Work Stoppages

Workers of the Athens metro, the ISAP electric railway and the tram will continue to hold rolling work stoppages this week.
Posted On 20 Nov 2016

Athens Metro, Bus and Tram Services to be Disrupted by Work Stoppages

Athens transport services will be disrupted as of Tuesday, November 15, until Friday, November 25, as workers of the Athens metro, the ISAP electric railway and the tram have announced rolling work stoppages.
Posted On 12 Nov 2016

No Athens-Piraeus Trains Tuesday Due to 5hr Strike

There will be no train services along the Piraeus-Kifissia railway on Tuesday between 11am and 4pm due to a strike announced by the Electric Urban Railway (former ISAP) drivers’ union.

EU Eyes Giving Free Interrail Passes to Teens Turning 18

In efforts to bring European youth closer to each other, offer them a chance to discover the continent’s diversity and instil a “sense of belonging”, the European Parliament will this week discuss plans to hand out free Interrail passes to EU residents on their 18th birthday.

Drama – Xanthi Railway Connection Suspended for Six to Nine Months

The railway connection between Drama and Xanthi in Greece will be suspended as of Sunday, September 25, and for the next six to nine months, due to scheduled rail maintenance works.
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Access to Athens Mass Transport with Smart Cards in 2017

The Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) has announced that it will begin to issue smart cards as of 2017 for commuters using buses, trolleys and trams and by summer for travel on the metro and electric railway.
Posted On 13 Sep 2016

Greek TrainOSE Railway Company to Issue ‘Smart’ Ticket

Greek rail service company TrainOSE recently announced that it would soon be launching so-called smart tickets for travel on its network.
Posted On 12 Sep 2016

Rail Strike in Greece Called Off

Railway services in Greece, including the routes to and from Athens International Airport, are to operate as normal as of Tuesday after Greek rail workers called off planned work stoppages.
Posted On 18 Jul 2016

Greek Rail Workers Announce More Work Stoppages

Railway services in Greece will not operate from Monday, July 18, until Wednesday, July 20, as employees of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) are protesting against the privatization of Greek railway operator TRAINOSE.
Posted On 15 Jul 2016

Greek Rail Workers Continue Strike Until Thursday, July 14

Railway services in Greece will not operate until Thursday, July 14, as employees of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) and the Proastiakos suburban railway are continuing work stoppages.
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Greek Rail Workers Announce Strike Until Tuesday, July 12

Railway services in Greece will not operate from Friday, July 8, until Tuesday, July 12, due to strike action announced by employees in protest of the government’s plans to privatize Greek railway operator Trainose.
Posted On 07 Jul 2016