No metro, tram or ISAP to­day as work­ers strike

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Athens com­muters are set for ma­jor travel dis­rup­tions to­day due to a strike by work­ers on the Athens metro, tram and the Pi­raeus-Ki­fis­sia elec­tric rail­way (ISAP). Work­ers are protest­ing new leg­is­la­tion that will al­low the Athens Pub­lic Trans­port Or­ga­ni­za­tion (OASA) to make commercial use of sta­tions and ar­eas be­long­ing to STASY, the op­er­a­tor of the cap­i­tal’s fixed­track pub­lic trans­port sys­tem. In a state­ment ear­lier this week, union­ists de­manded the im­me­di­ate with­drawal of the leg­is­la­tion, which they said will re­duce STASY’s rev­enues and threaten the “pub­lic and so­cial char­ac­ter” of pub­lic trans­port. On the week­end, two sta­tions of the Athens metro will be closed as part of on­go­ing work to in­stall turn­stiles through­out the sys­tem. The sta­tions that will be closed to the pub­lic on Satur­day and Sun­day are Ilioupoli (Line 2) and Aghia Paraskevi (Line 3). Trains will pass through them with­out stop­ping. Com­muters can con­sult the telem­at­ web­site or the OASA Telem­at­ics app for bus routes to al­ter­na­tive metro sta­tions.

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