New bus lines begin operation on Gozo (Malta)

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 17 Jul 2015

The Maltese island of Gozo has put into operation new bus services, with hundreds of buses set to go into service over the summer.

The changes are the result of a number of meetings and consultations carried out with residents and public transport users in Malta and Gozo. 

In total some 150 buses will be introduced over the summer on both islands. Changes to routes are also being made, with some being extended or re-routed through new bus stops, and the frequency of some bus services will increase.

The services are being introduced gradually to give residents time to adapt. 

Malta's Minister for Transport Joe Mizzi said: 'We believe public transport in Gozo can continue to get stronger and that Gozitan people and tourists alike will be served better than ever before now that summer is coming.'

Transport Malta is currently engaged in a communications campaign to make residents aware of the changes, which include a reduction in bus fares from € 6.50 to € 2 for people with reduced mobility.

For more information, visit maltatoday.com.mt

Image copyright: Maltese Bus (photo on Flickr) by "Salim Shadid", CC BY 2.0

Country: 
Malta
Topic: 
Collective passenger transport