Trans­port de­lays in cap­i­tal draw com­muters’ ire

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Public trans­port ser­vice de­lays in the cap­i­tal this sum­mer have re­port­edly prompted a back­lash from com­muters against staff work­ing for STASY – the com­pany that man­ages the Greek cap­i­tal’s metro, ISAP elec­tric rail­way and tram.

In a state­ment, STASY work­ers said they are “on the side of com­muters” and urged the com­pany to take the nec­es­sary mea­sures to re­solve the is­sue.

“Those re­spon­si­ble for the timeta­bles must heed the rec­om­men­da­tions of work­ers who have the know-how and the nec­es­sary ex­pe­ri­ence,” STASY work­ers said in a writ­ten state­ment. The work­ers added that timeta­bles should take into con­sid­er­a­tion that more peo­ple use public trans­port in Athens to­day be­cause of the coun­try’s fi­nan­cial cri­sis and the spike in vis­i­tor num­bers in re­cent years.

Mem­bers of the Hel­lenic Navy’s un­der­wa­ter de­mo­li­tion unit yes­ter­day con­ducted a con­trolled ex­plo­sion of items dis­cov­ered on the seabed around 5 me­ters from the shore near Kato Sotir­itsa close to Larissa, cen­tral Greece. No in­for­ma­tion was dis­closed about the na­ture of the three items found on the seabed by res­i­dents ear­lier in the day. The lo­cals briefed the coast guard, which in turn alerted the navy’s spe­cial un­der­wa­ter de­mo­li­tion unit, which dis­patched frog­men to the scene.

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