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 […]

Malta’s first all-electric bus takes to the streets

Malta’s first all-electric bus has taken to the streets. The new vehicle was unveiled as part of efforts to cut emissions and improve air quality across the Maltese Islands. Konrad Pule from Malta Public Transport said the bus operator supported moves to address the climate emergency. He said: ‘These electric buses are not only fitted […]

Malta’s over-75s can now take the bus for free

Senior citizens aged 75 and over can use Malta’s buses for free from today. An estimated 19,000 people qualify for the new scheme, which was first announced in the Budget last October. Children, students and people with disabilities already benefit from free bus travel in Malta. Transport Minister Ian Borg said that the government’s aim […]

Here’s when buses will be running in Malta over Christmas

Malta’s buses will soon begin operating their festive timetables, so make sure you’re clued up on the changes if you plan to be on the go this Christmas. Malta Public Transport will operate on a reduced schedule during Christmas week, starting from Monday 23 December. The service is due to return to normal on Wednesday […]

Malta’s drivers warned ‘just one’ drink is too many

rivers in Malta have been reminded of the risks of drinking and driving this Christmas and New Year. The latest festive awareness campaign from Transport Malta reinforces the message that when it comes to drink driving, ‘the best approach is none’. A Transport Malta spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Unfortunately, a number take risks because they believe that […]

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 […]

Cheaper bus fares in Malta and Gozo

Catching the bus will cost you less from Sunday in Malta and Gozo. Cheaper bus fares have been introduced for winter by Malta Public Transport. From Sunday, two-hour tickets will cost you 50c less if you pay in cash rather than using a pre-paid travel card. In a Facebook post, the company confirmed that commuters […]

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. […]

Malta Public Transport launches extra night buses

Now it’s even easier to party the night away and then get home safe and sound. Extra night bus services have been launched, with four new routes introduced from Malta’s main clubbing and nightlife mecca in St Julian’s. Malta Public Transport said a number of existing night routes were also revamped to serve more passengers. […]

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 […]

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 […]

WATCH: Bus stop dancer struts his stuff in Mosta

The last Friday of the month means pay day for most of us in Malta. But one man has taken the joy of pay day to the next level. He’s become Malta’s latest online sensation after being spotted dancing his heart out in front of the famous Mosta Dome. He’s seen strutting his stuff with […]

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 […]