Malta Public Transport launches new Tallinja Bikes

Malta’s main bus operator has launched a new bicycle hire service that’s almost identical to London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme.

Malta Public Transport has installed a bicyle stations in Valletta and the University of Malta, making it easier for students to commute between the capital and university.

Car parking has become a big issue on the university campus, but the easy-to-use Tallinja Bikes offer a convenient and affordable solution for students.

The scheme works in exactly the same way as the ‘Boris Bikes’ in London.

Users set up a one-time registration at the station itself and can then unlock a bike and dock it back when they reach their destination.

Tallinja Bikes manager Ignacio Munoz told 89.7 Bay: ‘The introduction of Tallinja Bike is not only a practical measure to ease traffic congestion in and around the University of Malta.

‘It is also a clear signal by Malta Public Transport that it is committed to invest in new eco-sustainable solutions.’

The university Tallinja Bike station is the first extension of the service outside Valletta.

Other stations are located at the Valletta Bus Terminus, the Barrakka Lift, Valletta Waterfront, Fort St Elmo, Marsamxett Ferry Terminal and the Floriana Park and Ride.

Malta Public Transport is currently offering a 50 percent discount to students paying with their Tallinja Card.

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