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Athens to introduce smart cards for public transport

The Athens' Metro.
The Athens’ Metro. Image by Bobby Hidy / CC BY-SA 2.0

Athens’ transport authorities have announced that the city will introduce smart cards in public transport in 2016. Commuters will be able to use a contactless smart card, either preloaded with credit or as a travelcard loaded with weekly and monthly fares. The smart card  will be used across all public transport – buses, trams and metro trains. Read more: greece.greekreporter.com