Be honest with yourself. Whenever you see a traditional yellow bus, a small part of you looks nostalgically at the moving vehicle, wishing you could still see them driving around the island in all their gorgeous glory.
Yes they might not have had wi-fi, or AC, and the seats were couches and slightly uncomfortable and torn, but we would take those colourful, traditional buses over the ones we have now any day.
Well, traditional bus lovers, you are in for a treat!
The traditional buses are back and looking better than ever!
Malta’s traditional yellow buses are making a come back, tonight, Friday 11 October, at 8pm, and YOU are invited to attend its premier.
What everyone thought was an April Fool’s joke has now started comng into fruition. Mizzi Studio’s new bus designs have given Malta the perfect balance between amazing aesthetics and sustainability.
Minister Ian Borg shared: “It is a concept that brings together something very nostalgic for us Maltese and something we are looking at for our future – sustainability, alternative means, electromobility. I commend Architect Mizzi and his team for this impeccable design joining culture and progress and I hope that in the future this design can be tangibly realised.”
From his end, Architect Jonathan Mizzi said, “As a country we have such an incredible amount of built heritage. Our industrial heritage is just as important as our architectural heritage. The buses were the lifeline that fuelled our connectivity across every arterial road. They brought so much colour and joy to our roads as each colour denoted its own route. And this why they were such a vibrant symbol of our Maltese craftmanship loved not just by our people but also by our tourists.
“My studio and I have worked very hard over 7 years to capture the essence of our diverse bus fleet into a singular design that unifies the most common genetic features of them all fusing them with the functionality of the latest technology in transport.”
You could be the first to see Malta’s new buses! Here’s how
Want to be the first to see these gorgeous new buses in action?
A public screening of a specifically produced VFX movie about these gorgeous new buses is happening at 8pm, at Triton Square Valletta.
We’re already feeling nostalgic just thinking about it.
Tag someone who’s obsessed with Malta’s traditional buses.