Athens metro, tram and ISAP railway on strike

Fixed-track public transport services were disrupted on Thursday, as unions for the Athens metro, tram and Kifissia-Piraeus ISAP electric railway embarked on a 24-hour strike in protest of new cuts to state spending and wages, part of a new austerity package.

They also oppose possible increases in tickets prices and have called for tickets to drop to 1 euro while demanding free transport for the unemployed, students and those on low pensions.

Commuters on Thursday were using buses and trolleys as alternative means of public transport.