Athens–Piraeus Electric Railways
A significant proportion of ticket machines at metro and tram stations across the capital have stopped functioning over the past week, apparently because of the high temperatures.
The machines generally malfunctioned while trying to issue paper tickets and not during the renewal of existing electronic tickets.
The Transport Ministry has demanded the reversal of a decision last week by the Urban Rail Transport Company (STASY) that is forcing commuters on the metro traveling to and from Athens International Airport to change trains at Doukissis Plakentias station.
According to sources cited in the Greek media, the measure, which sparked the ire of commuters, will be scrapped in coming days.
Commuters traveling to and from Athens International Airport on the metro will have to change trains at Doukissis Plakentias station from Thursday onward, according to the Urban Rail Transport Company (STASY).
In a statement, STASY said that Doukissis Plakentias will be starting and termination point on the airport route.
Despite an early June deadline, several stations on Line 1 of the Athens metro - also known as the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway or ISAP - have yet to activate newly installed ticket barriers.
With all stations on lines 2 and 3 having already activated the barriers - after long delays - ISAP stations and several on the suburban rail network are lagging behind.
Athens commuters are set for fresh travel disruptions on Wednesday and Friday due to two planned 24-hour strikes by workers on the Athens metro, tram and the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP).
The strikes will mean services on the metro, tram and ISAP are totally suspended on Wednesday and Friday though will operate normally on Thursday.