E-tickets from June, MPs told
Use of electronic tickets will begin on Athens public transport from June 1, Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis pledged yesterday, despite opposition from the Data Protection Authority regarding the personal details commuters are expected to divulge to be issued with digital travel passes.
Spirtzis also assured MPs that the installation of new ticket barriers at metro stations and ticket readers on buses and trolley buses is on track even though the equipment has come under attack from vandals, as the cost of repairing the damage does not come out of the state’s budget.
Meanwhile, Aghios Ioannis and Kerameikos metro stations will be closed tomorrow so that new ticket dispensing machines can be installed.
Greek athletes Eleftherios Petrounias (left) and Vasiliki Millousi (right) are pictured with their medals on their arrival at Athens International Airport from the Gymnastics World Cup AGF Trophy 2017 in Baku yesterday. Petrounias won gold in the rings competition, while Millousi won silver in the balance beam event.