Transport delays in capital draw commuters’ ire
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.