No trains or buses on Tuesday, Wednesday; more could join
There will be no buses or trains on Tuesday and Wednesday as a result of the 48-hour strike called by unions to coincide with the parliamentary debate and vote on the government’s latest austerity package. Workers at the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) and the ETHEL bus company said yesterday that they would take part in the strike. As a result, there will be no intercity trains or Proastiakos suburban railway services and the metro will not run to Athens International Airport, stopping instead at Doukissis Plakentias station, because OSE manages the remainder of the line. Buses will also be off the road, apart from a limited service for people taking part in or attending the Special Olympics. ETHEL unionists said they would keep some buses running just for this purpose. Workers on other modes of public transport had yet to decide what action they will take. Airtraffic controllers are due to meet today.