About Malta & Gozo Bus & Coach.
Scheduled Bus Service in Malta
The route bus service in Malta comprises of 508 buses, all of which are privately owned, in most cases by the drivers themselves. There are, approximately 400,bus owners who have organised themselves into a collective, the Public Transport Association. The Association is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the service and for handling tickets sales. The income is shared amongst bus owners, fortnightly.
The fleet,deep yellow in colour with an orange band, are a collection of different models and hybrids. Some were locally built and others were imported second hand from the United Kingdom. Some of the imported coaches were built for a colder climate. Although these coach-type buses were imported in the eighties, it was only in 1995, following an agreement reached between the former Public Transport Authority and the Public Transport Association, that these buses had their sealed windows replaced by sliding windows. Consequently, for many years, the Maltese public had to endure the discomfort of commuting in buses which lacked a ventilation system suitable for the hot summer months.
Taken from the website of www.maltatransport.com/en/.
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For malta`s bus routes www.maltesering.com/bus_routes_in_malta.asp
Bus Terminus satellite map
Malta much loved buses is the theme. As you know it was the island state,with the "home made" bus body for many years !!!
The Island of Malta and of course Gozo is also a great place to be for the committed bus enthusiast. With the many and varied bus bodies that have and were built on the Island of Malta. Quite often, on an old English chassis.These vehicles are slowly disappearing.This group will give Flickr members a chance to display their photos of Malta`s buses and Coaches in one group.And create a record for all to see. Any photos are acceptable as long as there is a bus or coach in the photo.
And now, lets make it the largest collection of "Malta`s Buses" on the internet !!!
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