Athens to Replace Paper Tickets With Smart Cards for Public Transportation

The European Commission has approved a major investment of €29.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund that aims to modernize the urban transport ticketing in the wider metropolitan area of Athens. The available co financing will ensure putting in place an Integrated Electronic Ticket System related to the public means of transport operating under the competence of the Athens Urban Transport Organization Group (OASA). It includes metro, urban/suburban railway, buses, and tram.