‘Unannounced’ strike by railway employees leaves passengers stranded

Commuters in Athens were stranded on train platforms on Tuesday morning as railway operator Trainose unexpectedly announced that the Athens suburban railway (Proastiakos) and intercity trains will not be operating due to an "sudden, unannounced" strike of railway employees at the main train depot in Athens.

Transport disruptions on Tuesday as workers walk off the job

There will be no services on the Kifissia-Piraeus urban electric railway (ISAP) on Tuesday, nor on the capital's trolley buses, as staff are to join a 24-hour strike in protest at the provisions of the government's growth bill. 

It is expected that staff on other forms of public transport including buses, the tram and the Athens metro will hold work stoppages. 

One dead, 2 injured in level crossing crash near Kilkis

One woman was killed and two people injured on Thursday in a crash involving a car and a train at an unmanned level crossing in the community of Myriofitou near Kilkis in northern Greece.
Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, while the national railway operator, Trainose, said the accident caused delays on the Thessaloniki-Drama route.

Discounts, no tolls for polls

Transport authorities have announced that charges will be waived for motorists at key tollgates to allow voters to reach their constituencies for the snap general election on Sunday while shipping firms, intercity rail services and airlines will be offering discounts.

Train collides with car near Larisa

A passenger train collided with a car which violated an automatic level crossing near Larisa, central Greece, railway operator TRAINOSE said Thursday.

The train, which was travelling from Larisa to Volos, temporarily suspended its services after the accident while the car was being pulled from the tracks.