Malta Public Transport

Tallinja Bike lands in Gozo


Malta Public Transport inaugurated the first Tallinja Bike stations in Gozo this week, located in prime areas at the ferry terminal in Mġarr and the bus terminus in Victoria. The company plans to expand the service on the island with new stations in other towns in the coming months.

Tallinja Bike is a self-service bike-sharing system operating to and from a network of dedicated stations. After a one-time registration process, users can pick up a bicycle at any of the docking stations and drop it off at any other closest to their destination.

The convenient, zero-emissions system is ideal for low-kilometre distances and, fitted with an electric motor, the bikes make riding up hills effortless.

“After rolling out the first eight stations in Malta, the next most obvious choice for us was to launch in Gozo. With two stations in strategic locations such as Mġarr and Victoria we have automatically linked the centre of Gozo to the ferry. Riders can now not only explore the island of Gozo very comfortably in a clean and sustainable manner on an electric bicycle but also commute to and from the ferry,” explained Alan Azzopardi, Mobility Services Manager at Tallinja Technology Ltd.

Until the outbreak of the pandemic registered Tallinja Bike users had increased generating an average 25 unique trips every day.

The service does not incur any registration fees or monthly subscriptions, and the standard pay-per-use rate starts from €1.50 for the first half an hour for personalised Tallinja Card holders, while users paying through their ExplorePlus Meep Card enjoy two free trips. The payment method is selected during registration at any of the stations.

First introduced in 2018, Tallinja Bike stations are located at strategic points around Valletta, the Floriana Park & Ride, Pembroke Park & Ride, the University of Malta, and now in Gozo.

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