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Greece to Launch Tender for Metro Line 2 Extension

Greece set to launch a tender for the extension of Athens Metro Line 2 Anthoupoli-Ilion segment, according to the country's infrastructure ministry.

Greek Archaeological Finds on Display at New Dimotiko Theatro Metro Station

A permanent exhibition focused on the water supply system of the ancient city of Piraeus is on display at the new Dimotiko Theatro metro station that opened to commuters.

New Metro Stations in Greece Offer Fast Link from Piraeus Port to Athens Airport

Three new metro stations that shorten commuting times between Greece’s largest port in Piraeus and Athens Airport have opened to the public.

Major Makeover Planned for Greece’s KTEL Intercity Bus Service

Greece’s outdated intercity bus services known as “KTEL” will be undergoing a major makeover which will create an airport-style hub in the area of Eleonas.

Athens Metro to Reach Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Attiko Metro’s expansion works include a metro stop at the popular Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the Greek National Opera and a 210,000m2 park.

Works on Athens Metro Line 4 Section 1 Underway

Οne of the most important transport projects in Greece, the first section of Athens Metro Line 4, is underway aiming once completed to facilitate thousands of commuters each day.

Athens Metro Line 4 Gets €580m in Record EIB Support

The highly anticipated Line 4 of the Athens metro will move ahead thanks to 580 million euros in new financing by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Athens Municipality Joins Next Phase for City’s Metro Line 4

Athens Metro Line 4 entered a new phase after the Municipality of Athens said it would proceed with landscaping works after the project’s completion.

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.
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