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Transport disruptions due to general strike

No trains; metro, ilektrikos and tram to operate as normal; buses and trolleys in service from 9am-9pm; some domestic flights affected

Tuesday's strike is part of a week of demonstrations against the latest round of austerity measures that will impose staff cuts on teachers and local government

The Proastiakos (suburban rail) will be on strike all day The Proastiakos (suburban rail) will be on strike all day Passengers are facing transport disruptions on Tuesday as public and private sector workers participate in the 24-hour strike staged by the country's main trade union federations GSEE and Adedy.

National (OSE) and suburban (Proastiakos) train services will not be running throughout the day.

The Ilektrikos (ISAP green line) and tram will operate as normal, as will ferries.

Buses and trolleys will be in operation for most of the day. Vehicles will leave depots at 9am, but it can take up to an hour for a full service to commence. All services will end by 9pm, but drivers will begin returning to depot up to an hour beforehand.

All lines of the metro are operating as normal, apart from the section between Doukissis Plakentias station and Athens airport. Airport express buses will be in operation from 9am to 9pm.

Police have ordered that the metro stations of Syntagma, Panepistimio, and Evangelismos remain closed from 9.30am until the end of the demonstrations in downtown Athens.

Flight cancellations and delays are expected on internal flights between noon and 4pm due to the participation of air traffic controllers and some airline staff in the strike. Olympic Air has posted a list of its flight cancellations and delays

Unions will gather at Klathmonas Square, near Panepistimiou metro station, from 11am for a rally.

Tuesday's strike is part of a week of planned demonstrations against the latest round of austerity measures that will impose staff cuts on teachers and local government. Municipal authorities nationwide - including the municipal police, who are generally tasked with checking parking violations and checking street vendors - suspended services for three days on Monday.

A general strike in name only, most parts of the private sector will work as normal. Services in public hospitals will be affected, however. 

The troika has demanded the job cuts before approving new bailout loan instalments worth €6.8bn from a massive rescue fund worth €240bn. The latest batch of loans will be paid out between July and October.

The measures are to be voted on by parliament this week - the first major political test for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras since Democratic Left left his coalition government last month, leaving it with a reduced majority.

The coalition has promised to fire 15,000 public sector employees by the end of 2014 and transfer another 12,500 to new positions this year, most following an eight-month suspension on reduced pay.

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