Athens Public Transport Still Facing Problems Due to Bad Weather

February 17, 2021

ATHENS – Buses and trains in Athens continued to face problems in some areas on Wednesday due to the bad weather and heavy snow that fell on the capital on Tuesday. Areas on the outskirts of the city, such as Kifissia, Penteli, Acharnes, Thrakomakedones and Fylis did not have full bus services due to snow on the roads and fallen trees.

According to the Athens public transport organisation OASA, normal operation of the bus and trolley lines is gradually being restored, while the greater part of the network has been working since 7:00 on Wednesday.

Line 1 (green line) of the Athens metro system was running normally between Piraeus and Irini station, while the rest of the line up to Kifissia is expected to also be running soon. Lines 2 and 3 (red and blue lines) are also running normally apart for the section between Doukissis Plakentias Station and the Athens Airport.

The tram system is running normally.

For more information, passengers can contact the phone line 11185.

Meanwhile, very low temperatures prevailed in the country on Wednesday during the second phase of the cold front Medea, according to the National Observatory of Athens weather service, meteo.gr. The lowest temperature was recorded at Neos Kafkasos in Florina and was -24.8C.

The town of Ptolemaida followed with -20.4C, Kilada of Kozani with -19.9C, the town of Florina with -18.9C and the town of Grevena with -17.3C.

The strongest wind gust was recorded at Porto on Tinos island, measuring 121 km/h.



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