Explore Malta’s secret underground station

Thousands of us drive past it every day, but few have any idea about Malta’s abandoned underground railway station.

Built during the heyday of Victorian rail travel, Floriana Station was opened in 1883.

It allowed passengers to commute by train between Valletta, Birkirkara, Hamrun, Attard, Mtarfa and Mdina.

Despite its initial success, the Malta Railway was forced to close because of financial struggles in 1931.

Now, visitors have the chance to explore the ghost station that’s usually locked up for most of the year.

The disused platform beneath the streets of Floriana will be open to the public this weekend.

You’ll be able to explore the underground tunnels and enjoy guided tours led by Malta’s leading railway expert Paul Galea.

It’s a perfect outing for Instagram enthusiasts and history lovers on Sunday 14 October.

The tours, organised by The Malta Railway Foundation, start outside Floriana Methodist Church at St Philip’s Gardens from 9am to 3pm.

Entrance is free.

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