Prime Minister reveals more about ‘Metro Malta’ rail plan

The Prime Minister has opened up about ambitious plans to build a light railway network in Malta. Joseph Muscat said the proposed Metro Malta would only work if the island’s population grows ‘significantly’. He said the cost of the project if it went ahead ‘would be substantial’. The Prime Minister added: ‘This does not mean […]

Plans for light railway in Malta move forward

Plans for a light railway network across Malta have moved a step forward. 89.7 Bay has revealed that Transport Malta has formally submitted an application to trademark the name ‘Metro Malta’. The legal paperwork was filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office last week. The move came just hours after the Prime Minister said […]

10 incredible images of Malta’s original railway

Would trains help to solve congestion on Malta’s roads? The idea of building a railway or metro network is back in the news in Malta but few realise that thousands Maltese commuters used trains more than 100 years ago. The track ran from Valletta to Mdina via Floriana, Hamrun, Msida, Santa Venera, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard […]

Explore Malta’s secret underground station

Thousands of us drive past it every day, but few have any idea about Malta’s abandoned underground railway station. Built during the heyday of Victorian rail travel, Floriana Station was opened in 1883. It allowed passengers to commute by train between Valletta, Birkirkara, Hamrun, Attard, Mtarfa and Mdina. Despite its initial success, the Malta Railway […]

Ex-PM calls for metro link between Malta and Gozo

One of Malta’s former prime ministers has called for a light railway system to be built to link Malta and Gozo. Dr Alfred Sant said a metro network, similar to the London Underground, Glasgow Subway or Newcastle Metro could be a better option for Malta in the long run. The government is pressing ahead with […]