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Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

Ionian Islands Set to Welcome More Direct Flights from Europe

All the more airlines are offering direct flights from European destinations to the Ionian Islands, and specifically to Zakynthos, Kefallonia, and Corfu.

Expensive Tickets, Delays, Accessibility Top Greek Train Complaints

Overpriced tickets, delays and inefficient accessibility are the top complaints by commuters using Greek trains, according to a study by Greece’s Railways Regulatory Authority (RAS).

Subway Works to Upgrade Athens’ Sepolia Neighborhood

The construction of an underground four-lane railway in Sepolia is expected to improve the standard of living in the northern Athens neighborhood.

Ariadne Group Officially Steps in as Crete’s Kastelli Airport Manager

Ariadne Airport Group has officially been named contractor for the construction and operation of Crete’s highly-anticipated Kastelli Airport with works expected to begin in 2019.

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.

New Athens-Thessaloniki Super Train Hits the Tracks

Train operator Trainose recently presented its new high-speed passenger train that is planned to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Greek Seamen Go Ahead with 24-hour Strike – No Ferries on September 3

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has decided to go ahead with a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Monday, September 3, adding that they are considering additional action.

Greek Minister Vague About Start of Privatization Projects

Greek Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said three major projects, namely the Kastelli Airport on Crete, Hellinikon and the waterway venture, were proceeding to the next phase of development.

FS High Speed Train to Debut at Thessaloniki Fair

A new high speed passenger train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in approximately four hours, will make its debut at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

OSE Looking to Get Train to Patra-Pyrgos Back on Track

In efforts to boost tourism to the Peloponnese, the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) has set aside 100 million euros for the restoration of the Patra - Pyrgos railway link.

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.

Transport Minister: Athens-Thessaloniki Railway Project Moving Ahead

Works on the railway aiming to reduce travel time from Athens to Thessaloniki down to three hours are proceeding, according to Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

Crete: Kastelli Airport Engineer Selected, Works to Begin in Autumn 2018

Hill International has been selected as the independent engineer set to undertake works on the highly anticipated Kastelli airport project on Crete.

Trainose Only Bidder for Greece’s Rolling Stock Maintenance Company

Greece’s train operator Trainose submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of 100 percent of shares in the Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance SA.

Greek Carrier Ellinair Expands Fleet

Greek carrier and Mouzenidis Group company Ellinair announced the expansion of its fleet and the launch of seven new routes in 2018.

Greek Railways Announce Monday-Tuesday Strike Action

InterCity trains, suburban railway (proastiakos) routes to and from Athens International Airport, and bus services will not be operating at certain times on March 5-6 due to strike action.
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