No metro, tram or ISAP today as workers strike
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 telematics.oasa.gr website or the OASA Telematics app for bus routes to alternative metro stations.