Public transport services were expected to be heavily disrupted on Thursday as workers’ unions were joining a general strike called by the country’s umbrella state and private unions in protest at the coalition government’s plans for reforms in the pension system.
In Athens, there were no services on the Proastiakos suburban railway, trolley buses or the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP). The capital’s metro was expected to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while buses and tram services were operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Also on Thursday, there were no services on the national railways.
Taxi drivers were also joining the strike, while gas stations were also expected to remain closed on the day.
Travelers on domestic and international flights were advised to check with airlines as Greek air-traffic controllers were scheduled to hold a stoppage starting at 8 a.m.
Aegean and Olympic Air announced the cancellation of several domestic flights scheduled for Thursday. For more information, travelers were advised to visit. aegeanair.com and olympicair.com, or contact Aegean at 801.112.0000 (landline) and 210.626.1000 (mobile) and Olympic Air at 801.801.0101 (landline) and 210.355.0500 (mobile).