They say numbers don’t lie, and this could mean good news for Malta Public Transport – which has registered a record number of bus passengers in the past four months.
Malta’s buses carried a record 14 million passengers last summer and has maintained an average of one million passengers per week and 6,500 passengers per hour since the first week of July.
“We only had one week where we carried slightly fewer than a million passengers, and that was then were was a major storm in September,” a Malta Public Transport spokesperson told Lovin Malta.
While a large part of these numbers is surely attributable to tourists, Malta’s bus company says its services have also become increasingly popular amongst Maltese citizens and residents – citing record usage of the Tallinja Card. 160,000 people used their Tallinja Card at least once in the last three months and 125,000 unique individuals used the Card in October. In total, three million passengers paid with their card last month.
These statistics represent more good news for Malta Public Transport, after it was handed a Bus Excellence Award last month for its “outstanding public bus service” and for “transforming public transport by bus into a reliable and comfortable service for passengers”.