Public transport, air traffic controller and taxi strikes in Athens on Wednesday

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Travellers will face a difficult day in Athens on Wednesday, February 28, after successive public transport staff unions announced strike action to coincide with a strike by the civil servants' union federation Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) on the same day.

The strikes are expected to affect buses, trains, taxis, the Athens metro, and flights due to strike action by air traffic controllers.

Athens buses and trolleys have announced work stoppages from the start of their shift until 9:00 and from 21:00 until the end of the shift, with regular services resuming after 10:00 and the last buses leaving the depots at 20:00.

There will be a 24-hour nationwide railway staff strike that will include the Proastiakos suburban railway line in Athens and Thessaloniki, which will also coincide with the first anniversary since the lethal train crash at Tempi, which claimed 57 lives, including those of the drivers.

A 24-hour strike by air traffic controllers on Wednesday is set to immobilise flights to and from Greek airports, while the SATA taxi owners union has declared a 48-hour strike on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Athens metro and tram will likewise be affected by strikes, with seven fixed-rail transport staff unions announcing 24-hour strikes on Wednesday.

In an announcement on Monday, Aegean and Olympic Air said that passengers on flights likely to be cancelled can change their tickets without additional cost or paying the difference in fares.

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