Walkout to halt trains today, disruptions on other services
There will be no service on the national railways and on Athens’s suburban railway route (Proastiakos) today as transport workers join a 24-hour strike called by the country’s main labor union. There will be restricted services on other modes of public transport to allow workers to attend anti-austerity protests being organized in the capital by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and the civil servants’ union (ADEDY), which is joining GSEE’s 24-hour strike with work stoppages. The Athens metro will not run before 8 a.m. and its trains will only run to Doukissis Plakentias station, not the airport, throughout the day. Buses will only run between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) will run between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and trolley buses will run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Athens tram will run between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.