In the bid to avoid overcrowding on public transport amid the coronavirus pandemic, the frequency of services on the Athens metro will be increased as of next week, the Athens Urban Rail Transport Company (STASY) said on Monday.
Individuals, taxi drivers and companies, of any size, can apply online from Monday for a state subsidy on a new electric vehicle. The platform, kinoumeilektrika.ypen.gr, opened at 5 p.m. on Monday, the Ministry of Environment and Energy said.
The government has signed off on a decision allowing Athens Transport to hire 655 personnel with fast-track procedures and lease up to 300 buses, no more than 10 years old, to strengthen the capital's bus fleet.
The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies has proposed using the available fleet of tourist buses to cover the increased needs for bus services in Athens in the summer season and decongest public transport.
Traffic Police in Thessaloniki have launched investigations into two road accidents that cost the lives of two men, a 42-year-old and a 23-year-old.
A suburban railway (Proastiakos) train derailed close to Xylokastro station in Corinthia on Thursday for reasons that were not immediately clear.
The Athens Urban Rail Transport Company (STASY) is planning to increase the number of random tests it has been conducting on employees of the Athens metro, tram, buses and trolley buses in the coming days, amid an anticipated spike in commuter traffic as city-dwellers return from their vacations.
Finland says it will tighten travel restrictions and reintroduce and step up border checks for arrivals from 10 countries starting Monday due to the worsening pandemic situation in Europe and elsewhere.
A new notice to airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday extends travel bans with Balkan and European countries through August 31, to protect passengers and residents of Greece from a rise in new coronavirus cases.
Hundreds of people were stranded on the port of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece on Wednesday morning after a mechanical failure on a Zante Ferries vessel.
Emergency services were responding Wednesday morning to an overturned truck on the Athens-Lamia national highway near the intersection of Lykovrysi.
Traffic at Greece’s 14 regional airports managed by German transport company Fraport has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Aiming to decrease overcrowding on urban transport amid the coronavirus pandemic and improve services, the government on Friday announced a batch of immediate and medium-term measures.
Travellers arriving or departing from Thessaloniki’s international airport will be able to do a molecular test to determine whether they have been infected by the novel coronavirus as of August 21, the airport operator said on Tuesday.
Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis said Monday that last week’s decision to increase the frequency of public transport services in the capital, which involved revoking the holiday leave of staff, has already improved conditions for commuters who had complained about overcrowding that could compromise the physical distancing required to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The pilot of a single-engine plane was lightly injured on Monday morning after his aircraft crashed on a coffee shop in a village of northern Greece.
The pilot of a single-engine plane was slightly injured on Monday morning after his aircraft crashed into a village square in the region of Serres, northern Greece, causing damage to buildings but no one else was hurt.
The Athens municipal council has decided to extend the pilot project of the Grand Walk initiative, a network of pedestrianized streets and bicycle lanes, for another three months.
The Transport Ministry is taking new measures to avoid overcrowding on public transport, emphasizing that the images seen in the last few days are a cause for concern and that citizens’ complaints are justified.
The Ministry of Infrastructure is seeking the assistance of the European Driving Schools Association (EFA) to reform Greece’s driving test system which has long been rife with bribery and cheating.