Bus, trol­ley ser­vice changes

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Sev­eral changes in bus and trol­ley ser­vices come into ef­fect to­day as part of a grad­ual re­or­ga­ni­za­tion be­ing car­ried out by At­tica bus and trol­ley op­er­a­tor OSY. To­day’s changes will af­fect the south­ern Athens net­work and are aimed at re­duc­ing bus and trol­ley ser­vices to­ward the city cen­ter while redi­rect­ing com­muter traf­fic to the Athens metro. Ac­cord­ing to OSY, the first phase of the re­or­ga­ni­za­tion project is ex­pected to be con­cluded by Novem­ber 15. More bus and trol­ley route al­ter­ations are ex­pected in other parts of At­tica later on, fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tions be­tween OSY and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

Ebola mea­sures.

The use of trans­par­ent plas­tic sheets to line the cab­ins of EKAB emer­gency am­bu­lances has been in­cluded in the list of pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures to be taken in the even­tu­al­ity of EKAB am­bu­lance crews be­ing called to han­dle a sus­pected case of Ebola. The step was in­cluded in a new di­rec­tive is­sued by Health Min­istry gen­eral sec­re­tary Christina Pa­paniko­laou as part of se­cu­rity mea­sures to be taken by am­bu­lance staff. In the new di­rec­tive, Pa­paniko­laou re­it­er­ated that the cap­i­tal’s Amalia Flem­ing and Sotiria hos­pi­tals are both equipped with spe­cial units to treat pos­si­ble Ebola pa­tients, while more fa­cil­i­ties could be added by a newly es­tab­lished na­tional com­mit­tee set up by the min­istry to han­dle the Ebola cri­sis.

Kalavryta travel pass.

Greek train op­er­a­tor Trainose has an­nounced that a new travel pass is avail­able for vis­i­tors to the area of Kalavryta in the Pelo­pon­nese. The new pack­age deal, Kalavryta Ci­tyPass, which was de­vel­oped in as­so­ci­a­tion with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and busi­nesses, in­cludes two-way travel on the his­toric Di­akopto-Kalavryta rail­way route, ad­mis­sion to the Kalavryta Ski Cen­ter and a lift ride to the Vathia Lakka slope, ad­mis­sion and a tour of the Cave of the Lakes, as well as ad­mis­sion to the Kalavryta Holo­caust Mu­seum. The Kalavryta Ci­tyPass costs 24.80 euros and is valid for one month. It is avail­able at the Kalavryta, Di­akopto and Pa­tra train sta­tions as well as Trainose’s Athens tourism of­fice (6 Sina) from Novem­ber through mid-July.

Train derailment.

Train ser­vices be­tween Athens and Thes­sa­loniki were dis­rupted on Satur­day when sev­eral wag­ons from a cargo train de­railed at Lilaia sta­tion near Am­fik­leia in cen­tral Greece. No­body was in­jured in the in­ci­dent. The wag­ons were empty. A bus ser­vice was in­tro­duced to serve trav­el­ers while the dam­age to the track was re­paired. Nor­mal ser­vice re­sumed on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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