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Athens Limits Traffic to City Center with New Alternate Day Regulation

Starting on October 25, entrance into a defined area in the center of Athens will be allowed to certain vehicles based on an odd/even traffic regulation system.

Greece Inks Deal for Metro Line 4 to Cover Athens’ Commuting Needs

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has finalized an agreement for the construction of Athens’ Metro Line 4 with Alstom SA, paving the way for works to begin soon.

More Buses Soon on Athens Streets to Ease Crowding

In efforts to ease overcrowding on public transport due to Covid-19, the transport ministry said it would be releasing 100 new KTEL intercity buses into circulation in Athens, earlier than initially announced.

Two New Cars Added to Athens’ Public Tram Network

Athens’ tram service will be enhanced with the addition of 25 new urban tram cars by 2021, two of which were recently delivered to the company’s Hellinikon depot.

Greece’s KTEL Intercity Bus Services to Get Digital Upgrade

The information and ticketing services of Greece’s intercity bus units – known as KTEL - are on their way to get a digital upgrade.

Three New Athens Metro Stations Ready to Go

Three Athens neighborhoods will get their own metro stations with the inauguration of the Agia Varvara, Korydallos and Nikaia stops on the Piraeus-bound blue line.

Three New Athens Metro Stations to Open Soon

Three new Athens metro stations along the Piraeus-bound blue line are set to open in July, according to the Greek Transport Ministry.

Greece Intercity Buses to Get E-ticketing System

The Greek Federation of Urban Transport will move ahead with the installation of an integrated e-ticketing system at 32 regional intercity (KTEL) stations.

Piraeus-bound Metro Line Held Up by Red Tape

The first three stations on a metro line connecting Athens with the port of Piraeus have been put back due to red tape with openings now planned for 2020.

May 1 Strike to Disrupt Transport in Greece

Transportation in Greece will be disrupted on Wednesday, May 1, due to strike mobilizations to mark May Day.

Three New Athens Metro Stations Up and Running in June 

Three new Athens metro stations - at Agia Varvara, Nikaia and Korydallos -  along the Airport-Agia Marina blue line are set to open this summer.

Ministry Urges STASY to Reinstate Direct Athens Airport Metro Service

The Greek transport ministry is calling for Urban Rail Transport Company STASY to reinstate a metro route that takes commuters directly to the Athens Airport.

Athens, Piraeus to Welcome 25 New Trams

Twenty-five new tram cars are expected to operate in Athens and Piraeus in two years time with plans to extend the network even further, according to Attiko Metro SA.

KTEL Intercity Bus Service to Get Baggage Tracking System

Travelers using Greek intercity buses (KTEL) will soon be able to track luggage after the launch of new baggage tagging system at bus depots.

Tender for Construction of Eleonas KTEL Bus Depot in the Cards

The Greek government is set to launch a tender for the construction and management of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot in Eleonas, Athens.

Athens Airport – Piraeus Port Train Line to Launch in February

Getting from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Port will as of February take approximately one hour thanks to the launch of a new train line.

Four Suitors Vying for Athens Metro Line 4 Shortlisted

Four contractors have been shortlisted to take on one of the Greek capital’s major infrastructure works, the expansion of Athens metro Line 4.

E-ticketing Takes Effect Across Athens Transport System

A new ticketing system has been put into effect on Athens transport requiring commuters to use e-tickets in order to travel on the city’s public network.

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.

Contractors Eyeing Athens Metro Expansion to be Shortlisted by Year-end

The list of contractors vying for the Athens metro expansion project is set to go public by the end of the year, while construction is expected to begin in 2019.
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