More than 53.4 million passengers travelled on Malta’s buses last year – an increase of 5.4 million on the year before.
New figures show Malta Public Transport carried record numbers in 2018, with an increase in passengers of almost 12 per cent.
The national bus operator’s general manager Konrad Pulé told 89.7 Bay: ‘We are very proud to be carrying 14 million people more than we carried in our first year of operation.
‘This constant growth in numbers is a clear sign that the confidence in public transport is increasing.
‘Our thanks goes to all our passengers, who are choosing to travel by bus instead of using a car.’
The most popular routes, the ones carrying the most passengers, were those serving Sliema, St Julian’s, Bugibba and Cirkewwa.
Figures showed that route 13 carried more than three million passengers a year on its own.
The busiest day was August 8, with around 186,000 passengers travelling on the day.
Mr Pulé added: ‘Once again we would also like to thank all our employees as this success would have not been possible without their dedication and commitment.
‘These results encourage us to continue working hard to improve our bus service further in order to attract more and more people to use the bus, with the aim of reducing the number of cars on our roads.’
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