Stations closed on weekend
Anthoupoli station on Line 2 of the Athens metro and Aegaleo station on Line 3 are to remain closed over the weekend to allow for the installation of ticket barriers, part of an ongoing effort by authorities to crack down on fare dodging. Anthoupoli station will be closed on Monday too. Transport authorities have closed several stations on and off over the past few weeks so that upgrading can get under way. A series of attacks by unidentified vandals who have smashed ticket validation machines on buses and newly installed barriers at metro and train stations have undermined the initiative. In a related incident, unidentified vandals smashed the validating machines on a city bus in the southeastern suburb of Vari on Wednesday night before threatening the driver with a knife.