Strikes to disrupt public transport in Athens


There will be no service on the Athens metro before 9 a.m. on Wednesday as workers walk off the job to protest a new raft of austerity measures that are to be put before a vote in the evening.

The ISAP electric railway, tram, buses and trolley buses are expected to operate as normal.

But there will be no service on the national railway network or the Proastiakos suburban railway as workers join a 24-hour strike.

A government initiative allowing commuters to ride most modes of public transport for free ended on Tuesday, meaning that validated tickets are required for public transport from Wednesday.