American leader’s stay disrupts metro services
Athens metro services will be disrupted over the two days of US President Barack Obama’s visit. Syntagma, Evangelismos, Megaro Mousikis, Acropolis and Syngrou-Fix stations will close as of noon today, on police orders. Authorities will announce when emergency measures are lifted. Meanwhile, there will be no metro service to Athens International Airport between 10.20 a.m. and 11.20 a.m. today. Adding to commuters’ woes, there will be no metro service from the beginning of the shift until 10 a.m. due to a work stoppage called in reaction to government plans to streamline the capital’s transport system. Workers on the electric ISAP railway yesterday called off their strike.