Commuters face more woes today and Friday
Athens commuters are set for fresh travel disruptions today and Friday due to two planned 24-hour strikes by workers on the Athens metro, tram and the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP). The strikes will mean services on the metro, tram and ISAP are totally suspended today and Friday, although they will operate normally tomorrow. 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 fixed-track public transport system. Unionists have 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.