More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses

More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses, according to new figures. A record 58 million commuters caught the bus last year, that’s a rise of seven percent or four million passengers over 2018. The impressive increase in passenger numbers was announced by Malta’s transport minister in Parliament. Ian Borg told MPs that the […]

Bus driver escapes unhurt after horror Floriana crash

A bus driver is lucky to be alive after a horror early-morning crash in Floriana. The bus, operated by Malta Public Transport, ended up slamming into a tree in the centre of St Anne Street as it headed towards Valletta. Fortunately, there no were no passengers on the bus at the time, despite earlier reports, […]

Malta gets another 40 brand new buses with free wi-fi

Malta Public Transport is investing €9 million on 40 new buses. They’ll be fitted with free wi-fi and USB charging ports to allow passengers to stay online during their journeys, as well as low flooring and extra luggage space. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the island’s modern bus fleet now stands at 435, the […]

Malta bus passengers up by 1.5 million in six months

The number of passengers using Malta’s buses has soared in the first six months of the year. Figures covering January to June saw a jump of 1.5 million compared to the same period in 2018. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg revealed a total of 26,500,868 passengers used public transport during the first half of 2019. […]

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 […]

More of us than EVER are taking the bus in Malta

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 […]

Stunning stamps celebrate Malta’s vintage buses

They were boneshakers – but they were charming. Malta’s famous vintage buses have been celebrated in a series of stunning MaltaPost stamps designed by artist Cedric Galea Pirotta. The old buses were a tourist attraction in themselves and provided millions of photo opportunities as they rattled around the island’s roads. They were finally taken out of service […]

All of Malta’s buses now have free wi-fi

Free wi-fi is available on Malta’s buses from this weekend. Every bus has been fitted with a wi-fi connection, offering free wireless internet for commuters across Malta. Daniel Grech from Malta Public Transport told 89.7 Bay: ‘Through our collaboration with Transport Malta, Malta Public Transport is pleased to offer more value and more convenience,without any extra charges for […]

Malta’s bus fares reduced by 50c from this week

Bus fares in Malta and Gozo have been slashed by 50c for the winter months. Malta Public Transport said tickets bought on the bus will now cost €1.50 instead of €2 per journey. However, travel card holders won’t be hit by the price change with fares remaining the same. A spokesman for Malta Public Transport said: ‘Tallinja card […]

Extra buses start running on Malta’s busiest routes

Extra buses have started running on Malta’s busiest routes this summer. Malta Public Transport has told 89.7 Bay it has increased the number of buses on the most popular routes. Buses will run every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes between 9am and 12pm and between 4.30pm and 7.30pm daily on routes 41 and […]

Malta’s bus fares go up as extra buses hit the streets

Bus fares in Malta and Gozo have gone up by 50c for the summer. Malta Public Transport said tickets bought on the bus will now cost €2 instead of €1.50 per journey. However, travel card holders won’t be hit by the price hike with fares remaining the same. A spokesman for Malta Public Transport said: ‘Tallinja card […]

Malta traffic expert calls for double-decker buses

Malta should introduce double-decker buses, according to a leading traffic management expert. Despite the bendy buses fiasco, urban planning consultant Bjorn Bonello called for double-deckers to takeover some of the busiest bus routes in Malta. He told The Malta Independent that double deckers could help to reduce traffic congestion as they are able to carry more […]

Malta to feature in new London Underground campaign

Malta is to be featured in a massive advertising campaign on the London Underground. Posters promoting holidays in the Maltese Islands will also be splashed on London’s famous red buses. The Malta Tourism Authority brought in top photographers from one of the world’s most popular travel inspiration accounts on Instagram to help with the campaign. […]