Last Updated on Friday, 2 July, 2021 at 11:53 am by Andre Camilleri
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced that from the 1st of June until today, after just one month, more than 42,000 passengers have used the fast ferry service between Malta and Gozo.
Minister Ian Borg mentioned how a total of 1086 trips were made during the first month, and said that these figures are a showcase of another success in terms of both connectivity between the two islands, as well as another step forward in maritime infrastructure.
“We are seeing that transport, continues to improve so that we can continue achieving more successes like today. More than 42,000 people have already used this service, which means that more than 42,000 tickets have already been sold. It is therefore clear that the fast ferry project is contributing very effectively to our country’s economic recovery. It is also worth mentioning how the fast ferry project not only focuses on sea transport but also incorporates many other services in favour of more mobility. It is worth mentioning the additional new routes, including route 300, which travels between the fast ferry terminal and the University and Mater Dei, and route X133, which offers a trip from the Valletta Bus Terminus to the Fast Ferry.”
“We have also incorporated a shuttle bus service, where those who park their private car in the Floriana park and ride can use this service to get to the fast ferry. In addition, those who prefer travelling on foot can benefit from a bike sharing service being offered next to the Barrakka Lift. These are all incentives which are part of a holistic project. We will continue to work much harder because it is our goal to achieve a more efficient and cleaner mobility. We remain committed to working for better transport at all levels; sea transport, transport by clean and alternative means and, above all, mass transport,” said Minister Ian Borg.