Transport in Thessaloniki

Anarchists protest Syria incursion at Turkish Airlines check-in desk

A group of anarchists protested Turkey's incursion into Syrian territory in front of the check-in desk of Turkish Airlines, inside Thessaloniki's Makedonia international airport on Thursday afternoon.
The protesters entered the airport departures area shortly after 5 p.m., unfurled a banner and shouted slogans against Turkey's action for about 20 minutes, according to local media.

Intercity bus crashes in northern Greece; 12 reported injured

A KTEL Intercity bus crashed into a metal barrier on the eastbound lane of the Thessaloniki-Edessa highway on Tuesday, injuring at least 12 people.

According to initial reports citing the EKAV ambulance service, nine women and three men ranging in age from 19 to 67 are being treated at two local hospitals for a range of breaks, bruises and more minor injuries.

State corporations will cause big trouble for the next government

State corporations (DEKO) have been left in a sorry state following SYRIZA's four-year term in government and the next administration following the July 7 election will have to deal with explosive conditions, especially at Hellenic Post, the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTh), Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) and of course Public Power Corporation (PPC).

Fraport points to passenger growth at Makedonia Airport

The airport that serves the northern port city of Thessaloniki is the main asset of Fraport Greece, which has invested in the operation and improvement of 14 regional airports across Greece, the consortium's chief commercial development officer Giorgos Vilos said at an event to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Ellinair.

Gov’t ‘unveils’ Thessaloniki metro amid opposition scorn

Workers on the Thessaloniki metro stand in front of a freshly delivered car during an "unveiling" of the northern port city's new subway system on Thursday. The metro is not set to be finished until late 2020, prompting scorn from the political opposition Thursday. "They inaugurated four cars without a station...

First railcars for Thessaloniki metro arrive from Italy

The first four railcars to be used in the new Thessaloniki metro system arrived in Greece's northern port city on Wednesday.
The railcars were transported by truck from Hitachi Rail Italy's manufacturing plant in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy.
They will be assembled and positioned on the tracks, before being unveiled on Thursday.

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