Passenger Traffic up 77% on First Day of Restrictions-Free Movement

ATHENS – Despite a 77 pct rise total in passenger traffic on Monday, the first day of the partial lifting of coronavirus restrictions, citizens exhibited responsibility in observing safety guidelines, Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis said on Tuesday.

Monday saw some 457,000 ticket validations, nearly double the passenger traffic total compared to one week earlier on April 27, when restrictions were still in effect and some 258,000 passengers punched a ticket.

Compared to April 27, Monday's passenger traffic in buses and trolleys went up 68.4 pct with 107.250 tickets, while passenger traffic in the metro, the tram and the electric railway (HSAP) went up 78.6 pct with 348.679 tickets.



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Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

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