Now that Arriva have started to publish details of the new bus routes from the 3rd July, I thought that it might be useful to have a thread dedicated to summarising the facts of the changes (rather than guesswork or personal opinions), so that visitors can easily refer to them.
To start the ball rolling, here are the places to look for details of the new services:
Firstly go to the Arriva Malta website - www.arriva.com.mt - then click on the “Routes and timetables” tab which will bring up a page explaining the different types of service and giving links to timetables and a network map.
However, the current network map is rather complicated so a simplified diagrammatic map of the main services has been produced which can be downloaded here:
(note that if it appears a bit blurred, you may be able to get a clearer version by clicking on the “file” menu and selecting “download original”).
From 3rd July there will be four types of services:
– MAIN LINE routes (numbered 1-99) which will go to/from Valletta;
– FEEDER LINE services (numbered 101-199) which connect in with the other services at interchange points
– CROSS LINE services 201 and 202 which provide links to some of the tourist attractions such as Rabat and Blue Grotto.
There will also be new network of services on Gozo numbered 301-399.
To assist visitors staying in the main tourist resorts a summary of the main services that are likely to be of use to them, is available here: tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g190311-c159338/Mal…