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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.