Articles | Transport | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:41:21 GMT 2020-08-26T03:41:21Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Frequency of Athens metro service to be boosted http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/frequency-of-athens-metro-service-to-be-boosted

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. 

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:36:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/frequency-of-athens-metro-service-to-be-boosted 2020-08-24T18:36:06Z
Subsidies for electric vehicles http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/subsidies-for-electric-vehicles

Individuals, taxi drivers and companies, of any size, can apply online from Monday for a state subsidy on a new electric vehicle. The platform,, opened at 5 p.m. on Monday, the Ministry of Environment and Energy said.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:13:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/subsidies-for-electric-vehicles 2020-08-24T18:13:32Z
Athens bus fleet to get boost http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-bus-fleet-to-get-boost

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.


Sun, 23 Aug 2020 15:52:35 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-bus-fleet-to-get-boost 2020-08-23T15:52:35Z
Proposal to use tourism buses to bolster public transport http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/proposal-to-use-tourism-buses-to-bolster-public-transport

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. 

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 14:00:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/proposal-to-use-tourism-buses-to-bolster-public-transport 2020-08-22T14:00:41Z
Two men die in traffic accidents in Thessaloniki http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/two-men-die-in-traffic-accidents-in-thessaloniki

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. 

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:20:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/two-men-die-in-traffic-accidents-in-thessaloniki 2020-08-22T13:20:01Z
Train comes off rails in Xylokastro http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/train-comes-off-rails-in-xylokastro

A suburban railway (Proastiakos) train derailed close to Xylokastro station in Corinthia on Thursday for reasons that were not immediately clear. 

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:34:15 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/train-comes-off-rails-in-xylokastro 2020-08-20T14:34:15Z
Plans for more virus tests for public transport staff http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/plans-for-more-virus-tests-for-public-transport-staff

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.

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:17:05 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/plans-for-more-virus-tests-for-public-transport-staff 2020-08-20T06:17:05Z
Finland tightens border checks for 10 countries, including Greece http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/finland-tightens-border-checks-for-10-countries-including-greece

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.

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/finland-tightens-border-checks-for-10-countries-including-greece 2020-08-19T13:00:12Z
Civil Aviation extends flight restrictions through Aug. 31 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/civil-aviation-extends-flight-restrictions-through-aug-31

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.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:40:34 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/civil-aviation-extends-flight-restrictions-through-aug-31 2020-08-13T06:40:34Z
Ferry passengers stranded in Alexandroupoli due to engine failure http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/ferry-passengers-stranded-in-alexandroupoli-due-to-engine-failure

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.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:16:51 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/ferry-passengers-stranded-in-alexandroupoli-due-to-engine-failure 2020-08-12T07:16:51Z
Traffic disrupted after truck overturns http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/traffic-disrupted-after-truck-overturns

Emergency services were responding Wednesday morning to an overturned truck on the Athens-Lamia national highway near the intersection of Lykovrysi.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:01:54 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/traffic-disrupted-after-truck-overturns 2020-08-12T07:01:54Z
Regional airports hit hard by the pandemic http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/regional-airports-hit-hard-by-the-pandemic

Traffic at Greece’s 14 regional airports managed by German transport company Fraport has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:16:59 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/regional-airports-hit-hard-by-the-pandemic 2020-08-07T17:16:59Z
Public transport to see more staff hirings, vehicles, services http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/public-transport-to-see-more-staff-hirings-vehicles-services

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. 

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:20:27 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/public-transport-to-see-more-staff-hirings-vehicles-services 2020-08-07T14:20:27Z
Diagnostic Covid-19 tests to be offered in Thessaloniki airport http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/diagnostic-covid-19-tests-to-be-offered-in-thessaloniki-airport

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.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:26:20 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/diagnostic-covid-19-tests-to-be-offered-in-thessaloniki-airport 2020-08-04T13:26:20Z
Public transport services to be boosted at rush hour http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/public-transport-services-to-be-boosted-at-rush-hour

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.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:07:30 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/public-transport-services-to-be-boosted-at-rush-hour 2020-08-03T18:07:30Z
Pilot lightly injured after crashing Cessna plane in northern Greece http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pilot-lightly-injured-after-crashing-cessna-plane-in-northern-greece

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.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:08:52 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pilot-lightly-injured-after-crashing-cessna-plane-in-northern-greece 2020-08-03T11:08:52Z
Small plane crashes into building in northern Greek village http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/small-plane-crashes-into-building-in-northern-greek-village

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.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:33:04 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/small-plane-crashes-into-building-in-northern-greek-village 2020-08-03T07:33:04Z
City Hall to extend Grand Walk pilot project by three months http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/city-hall-to-extend-grand-walk-pilot-project-by-three-months

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.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 18:25:25 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/city-hall-to-extend-grand-walk-pilot-project-by-three-months 2020-08-01T18:25:25Z
Measures to decongest capital’s public transport services http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/measures-to-decongest-capitals-public-transport-services

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. 

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:25:16 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/measures-to-decongest-capitals-public-transport-services 2020-07-31T15:25:16Z
European help sought to deal with driving test cheats http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/european-help-sought-to-deal-with-driving-test-cheats

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.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:02:13 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/european-help-sought-to-deal-with-driving-test-cheats 2020-07-30T19:02:13Z