Malta Public Transport announces record high amount of passengers

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Malta Public Transport (MPT) have announced a new record of 5.2 million passengers in a month.

In a press release, MPT detailed that August saw an increase of 11% when compared to August of the previous year. The segment that experienced the largest increase was that of the personalised tallinja cards at 12.6%.

August 8th was the day that saw the highest number of commuters, with over 186,000 passengers travelling by bus in one day. This is another record given that the highest amount of passengers that used the bus service in any day in 2017 was 164,000.

“We are satisfied to see that our effort in recruiting more drivers and investing in more buses has paid off, said Konrad Pulé, General Manager at Malta Public Transport. “This was made possible thanks to our employees, who notwithstanding the daily challenges, are committed to providing a reliable public transport service.”