Boost to Athens public transport: 300 buses added to fleet

Boost to Athens public transport: 300 buses added to fleet

The Greek government has signed off on a decision allowing Athens Transport to hire 655 personnel with fast-track procedures and lease up to 300 buses, to strengthen the capital’s bus fleet.

According to a Transport Ministry official, the aim is to have more buses running to avoid overcrowding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Athens Transport could also use up to 200 buses, and 550 drivers, from the regional intercity bus service (KTEL), which, like similar ones across Greece, is run as a cooperative of private bus owners.