Tavros Railway Station in Greece

Tavros railway station (Greek: ; Romanized: Sidirodromikos stathmos Taurou) is a suburban rail line station in the Athens suburb of Tavros. It opened on 1 October 2014 and is located within walking distance from the center of the neighborhood. The station serves commuters traveling between downtown Athens and Piraeus. It was inaugurated by Transport Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis.

The station is served by Metro Line 1. It has two entries – exits: one towards Kallithea (P.Tsaldari Street) and the other towards Tavros (Thessaloniki Street). The station is elevated with platforms connected to each other via stairs. It has sheltered seating in new air-conditioned passenger shelters and a staffed ticket office. Timetable poster boards and dot-matrix displays are installed on both platform levels.

At the moment there are only a few passengers at the station, and most of them show little interest in taking trains again. This is probably because it’s only a few weeks before services return to a normal schedule after a disaster that killed 47 people, mostly university students. A government spokesman said there will be a full recovery of services, but warned that it may take five weeks.

The accident sparked nationwide protests and pressured Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to resign. During the peak of the demonstrations, many Greeks blamed the government for allowing privatization of public services and failing to address the nation’s deep economic crisis. One municipal worker who declined to give his surname, described train travel as “a coin-toss”. The worker also criticized the long hours of waiting for trains.

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