13 iconic images of Valletta bus station over the years

It is one of Malta’s best-known landmarks – and these photographs show how life has changed at the City Gate bus station over the decades.

Here, we take a look at how the area has changed over the years, with incredible Bay Retro images from the 1910s to the 1990s showing Malta’s electric trams, coloured bus routes and the Triton Fountain in all its glory.

Maltese landmarks! Triton Fountain, the bus station and the King's Gate entrance to Valletta in 1960. Thanks to Bill Halton for the pic

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Jeudi 25 juin 2015

All the colours of the rainbow! Bay Retro fan Harry Peresso shares a view of Floriana's City Gate bus station in the colourful early 1970s

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Mardi 13 janvier 2015

Malta more than 100 years ago! Trams and horse carriages wait outside King's Gate in 1911, where the Valletta bus terminus sits today

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Lundi 12 décembre 2016

All the colours of the rainbow! The glory days of the Kingsgate bus station in Valletta in the early 1960s. Thanks to Paul Thomas for the pic

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Jeudi 3 septembre 2015

Remember? Bay Retro fan Darren Mizzi shares a postcard of the King's Gate bus station in 1960 when the Triton Fountain actually worked

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Mardi 29 septembre 2015

Malta as you've never seen it before! We're going back almost 100 years with this photo of an electric Malta tram heading through Floriana

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Mercredi 16 mars 2016

Remember when City Gate bus station looked like this? http://tunein.com/radio/Bay-Retro-s143835/

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Vendredi 12 août 2016

Picture perfect: Malta's multi-coloured buses wait for passengers at the City Gate bus station in 1968. Thanks to Miguel Bonello for the pic

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Jeudi 17 mars 2016

A Maltese landmark! A view of the busy Kingsgate bus station in Floriana, showing the buses in use in Malta in the early 1950s

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Dimanche 25 octobre 2015

Remember when Kingsgate bus station in Floriana looked like this?Thanks to Suzie Spiteri for the pichttp://tunein.com/radio/Bay-Retro-s143835/

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Lundi 22 août 2016

Doesn't it look good? Triton Fountain at City Gate bus station in Floriana is all lit up at night in 1969. Thanks to Paul Hickling for the pic

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Jeudi 22 décembre 2016

Put the flags out! Valletta bus station in 1989 as Malta marks 25 years of Independence from Britain. Thanks to David Rostance for the pic

Publiée par Bay Retro sur Mercredi 15 juin 2016

How gorgeous is this?Valletta's restored Triton Fountain never fails to amaze us!? instagram.com/intl.fritzphotography

Publiée par Bay Easy sur Mercredi 25 avril 2018

 

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