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Greek Transport Ministry Bill to Restrict Taxi Apps, E-platforms

E-platforms and apps offering taxi services in Greece may be forced to shut down if the transport ministry drafts a law, which foresees that “intermediaries” operate as transport companies.

Work Stoppages to Disrupt Athens Transport on Sept. 14

Workers in Athens transport have announced that they will hold a work stoppage on Thursday, September 14, from 9 pm until the end of services.
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

October Launch for Greek Public Transport Ticket Scanning Gate System

As of October, commuters in Athens will have to run e-tickets or smart cards by a barcode scanner when traveling on the city’s public transport.

No Metro, Suburban Railway Service to/from Athens Airport from May 30 to June 1

Greek railway operator Trainose has cancelled all routes of intercity trains and of the Proastiakos suburban railway from Tuesday, May 30, until Thursday, June 1, due to strike action by its workers.
Posted On 26 May 2017

Transport in Greece to be Affected by Walkouts, Strikes on May 16-17

Public transport in Athens will be disrupted on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, due to nationwide protests against an austerity vote in Parliament on Thursday.
Posted On 15 May 2017

EU Court Adviser: Uber is a Transportation Business and May Need Licenses

The Uber platform offers a "service in the field of transport" and could be required to obtain the necessary licenses under national law in the EU member states, according to an EU court adviser.
Posted On 12 May 2017

Transport in Greece to be Affected by Strike on May 1

On the occasion of Labor Day, transport employees in Greece will participate in strikes and work stoppages on Monday, May 1.

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.