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17 Dec 2019 | 03:19 AM UTC

Greece: Ongoing transportation strike in Athens December 17

Transportation employees hold strikes in Athens on December 17; transportation disruptions expected



The Union of Athens Metro Operational Workers (SELMA) transportation union has called for a 24-hour transportation strike in Athens on Tuesday, December 17, prompting disruptions as of the morning (local time). The strike began at 10:00, and is affecting the Blue lines 2 and 3, tram service, and service on the express bus to Athens Airport (ATH).

Public transportation interruptions are to be expected. Associated localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of any associated protests.


Individuals in Athens and those flying via ATH are advised to monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, confirm the status of their flights prior to departure, and to contact their airline for additional information.