Malta Public Transport

Park & Ride solution for University students Malta Public Transport introduces new shuttle service


Malta Public Transport is launching a new shuttle service to the University of Malta from the Pembroke Park & Ride. With restricted available parking space in the area, Malta Public Transport is pleased to introduce special new route TD 17: Pembroke – University (Park & Ride) starting just in time for the first lectures on October 1, 2018.

“This is an alternative and feasible solution for students, and we are glad to announce this innovative service,” said Daniel Grech, Malta Public Transport Commercial Director. “The new route will have a positive impact on the general traffic flow and parking situation in the areas surrounding University.”

Mr Grech said that Malta Public Transport is committed to multi-modal means of transportation that make mobility more efficient for the user while contributing meaningfully to a better environment. “Malta Public Transport considered the accumulated hours that students waste driving around looking for parking, and the negative consequences that this has on air quality in the area.”

Following discussions in light of KSU’s partnership with Malta Public Transport, KSU welcomes this new service as a viable alternative to private vehicle usage. KSU looks forward to collaborating on the expansion of this service in the long term. Additionally, KSU is also addressing the parking and mobility situation on Campus by working on alternative modes of transport such as carpooling, car sharing, pedelec and bicycle commuting and motorcycles.

Carla Galea, KSU President, “This project is directly in line with KSU’s vision of providing alternative modes of transport to commute to and from University for all students.  We will be making sure this initiative is given all the promotion it deserves throughout this academic year and we encourage students to make use of the service.”

Route TD 17 will operate from Monday to Friday, from Pembroke P&R directly to Qroqq, close to the Msida Skate Park. The service will run every 15 minutes between 07:00 and 18:00 – with frequency changing to 30 minutes between 10:30 and 12:30.

As with other Tallinja Direct routes, tariffs are €1.50 for Tallinja card users and €3.00 for cash tickets. The trip consumes 2 credits on a 12 Single Day Journeys card, equivalent to €2.50.

A three-month testing period from date of launch will analyse take-up and trends in usage. The trial period will run until the end of 2018.

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