Di­lap­i­dated trans­port

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

The Greek cap­i­tal’s blue buses and trol­ley buses are in a dire con­di­tion. This is re­flected in the sorry state of the fleet and the scarcity of ser­vices. (Me­chan­ics and OSY em­ploy­ees have re­peat­edly com­plained that the com­pany does not have ad­e­quate spare parts and that more than half of the tires on city buses and trol­ley buses are ex­pired or worn.) It is also con­firmed by the data pro­vided by OSY, the pub­lic com­pany re­spon­si­ble for run­ning buses and trol­ley buses. Pub­lic trans­port is sup­pos­edly one of the stan­dard ser­vices that ev­ery state in the civ­i­lized world pro­vides its cit­i­zens with. This does not be the case here in Greece, as nei­ther the state nor the cit­i­zens share this be­lief. It could be be­cause most of these ve­hi­cles were pur­chased with funds from the de­spised Euro­pean Union.

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