Car Show in Ħaż-Żabbar

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Car Show in Ħaż-Żabbar

A car show will be held in Triq il-Labour Ħaż-Żabbar on Saturday 2nd May 2015.

Part of Triq il-Labour, from Triq il-Kunsill ta’ l-Ewropa to Triq is-Santwarju will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday 2nd May at 17:00hrs to Sunday 3rd May at 17:00hrs.

Traffic from Cospicua to Ħaż-Żabbar centre may proceed through Triq il-Kbira. Traffic from Cospicua to Fgura centre will be diverted onto Triq il-Kunsill ta’ l-Ewropa to Triq il-Foss towards Triq Hompesch. Traffic from Fgura to Cospicua will be diverted onto Triq il-Foss and Triq il-Kunsill ta’ l-Ewropa to reach Cottonera gate.  Traffic from Fgura to Ħaż-Żabbar centre will not be affected.

Public Transport:

Bus route 124 from Marsaskala to Cospica will be diverted onto Misraħ Medjattriċi Ħaż-Żabbar to Hompesh Gate, Triq il-Foss, Triq il-Kunsill ta’ l-Ewropa and proceed with the normal route to Bieb is-Sultan.  The same diversion applies for the return journey.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

Fireworks in Buġibba

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Fireworks event in Buġibba

The Malta International Fireworks and the Local Council of Buġibba are organising the fireworks event.

Dawret il-Gżejjer, from Triq Dolmen to Triq Toni Bajada and Triq Toni Bajada will be closed for vehicles from Friday 1st May at 21:00hrs to Sunday 3rd May at 09:00hrs.

Dawret il-Gżejjer from Triq Dolmen to Triq Toni Bajada, Triq il-Merluzz and Triq il-Bajja will be closed to  traffic from Saturday 2nd May at 09:00hrs to Sunday 3rd May at 01:00hrs.

Access to Triq Toni Bajada will be given to residents only. Triq Plajjet Bognor will be open to one way traffic towards Bugibba. Vehicles coming from Qawra will be diverted onto Triq il-Merluzz.

Public Transport:

Bus route 221 to Buġibba bus terminus will be diverted onto Triq il-Wileġ and Dawret il-Qawra. No service will be available in Triq il-Pijunieri.

Bus routes 12 and 45 from Sliema to Buġibba will be diverted onto Triq il-Pijunieri, Triq Ġulju, Triq Sant Antnin and Triq il-Plajja ta’ Bognor. No diversion is required for the return journey.

Bus route 12, 31, 45, 223 and X3 proceeding to Buġibba bus terminus will be diverted onto Triq il-Wileġ and Dawret il-Qawra. No service will be available in Triq il-Pijunieri.

Motorists travelling to Mellieħa, Xemxija, Għadira and Ċirkewwa are urged to proceed to Mġarr and Żebbiegħ to avoid traffic congestion and delays in St. Paul’s Bay area.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

National Duathlon Championship in Mtarfa

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National Duathlon Championship

The Malta Triathlon Federation will be organising the annual National Duathlon Championship in Mtarfa on Friday 1st May 2015.

Transport Malta notifies that Mtarfa Bypass, Triq il-Maltin Internati u Eziljati, and the Mtarfa bridge-road from the Old Railway Station to Mtarfa Bypass, will be closed to vehicular traffic between 0800hrs and 1100hrs. Participants will also run in Triq l-Imtarfa but road shall remain open to traffic. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.

Public Transport:

Bus route X3 from Buġibba to Rabat will be diverted onto Triq l-Infetti, Saqqajja Hill, Rabat Interchange and will follow the normal route to the airport.

The same diversion applies for the return journey.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

Final Phase of works in Triq in-Naxxar, Birkirkara for the National Flood Relief Project.

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Final Phase of works in Triq in-Naxxar, Birkirkara for the National Flood Relief Project.

The works in Triq in-Naxxar, Birkirkara for the National Flood Relief Project will enter the final phase tomorrow, 30th April and are expected to be completed within two weeks.

Triq in-Naxxar, corner with Triq Papa Urbanu VII will be closed for traffic.  All commercial outlets in the area will remain accessible.

Vehicles coming from Lija roundabout will be diverted through Triq FS Caruana, onto Triq il-Karmnu and back to Triq in-Naxxar.

Vehicles coming from Triq il-Wied Birkirkara are requested to proceed through Triq il-Wied and onto Triq Papa Piju XII to reach Triq in-Naxxar.

Public Transport, in both directions, will be diverted through Triq il-Wied ta’ Hal Balzan and then to Triq il-Wied Birkirkara to proceed with the normal route.  

Transport Malta urges drivers to follow the temporary road signs.

Malta EU Membership Celebrations in Valletta

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Malta EU Membership Celebrations

Numerous activities will be held in the Grand Harbour area to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Malta joining the European Union.  The Upper Barrakka Lift service will be closed and the Floriana Park and Ride transport service will be extended.

Barrakka Lift

 The lift at the Upper Barrakka Gardens will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 30th April from 17:00 onwards. The lift service will resume as normal on the following day.

 Floriana P&R services

 Transport service from the Floriana Park and Ride is being extended tomorrow evening between 19:30hrs and 00:30hrs.  The service will be extended to it-Telgħa tal-Kurċifiss, ix-Xatt ta’ Pinto and to the vicinity of Evans Buildings in Valletta

Resurfacing parts of Regional Road, Santa Venera

Resurfacing of Triq Reġjonali under Psaila Street Bridge

Resurfacing at Night

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Transport Malta will be resurfacing parts of Triq Reġjonali, tonight at 20:30. 

Only one lane will be closed for traffic until 22:00.  After 22:00 both lanes will be closed.  Traffic will be diverted, through the bridge, up towards Triq Psaila and then down again to Triq Reġjonali.

The works are expected to be completed by the morning.

Transport Malta apologises for any inconvenience, asks drivers to follow temporary road signs and proceed with caution.

Filming of ‘The Tempest’ in Ta’ Qali

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‘The Tempest’ partly filmed in Ta’ Qali.

A film with the working name, ‘The Tempest’ will be partly filmed in Ta’ Qali.

Triq id-Durumblat, from Triq Kumbu to Triq tat-Torba, will be closed, in both directions, from Wednesday 29th April 2015 to Friday 1st May 2015 between 06:00hrs and 20:00hrs.  It will be closed again from Tuesday 5th May 2015 to Friday 8th May 2015 between 14:00hrs and 02:00hrs.

Vehicles coming from Triq St. Katerina Ħ’Attard will be diverted onto Triq il-Pitkali Ta’ Qali.  Traffic may also be diverted onto Triq it-Torba and onto Triq Pantar to reach Triq Valletta in Mosta.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Any inconvenience is regretted.

Public Transport:

Bus route 205 coming from Rabat towards Mosta will proceed from Triq St. Katerina Ħ’Attard to Triq it-Torba, Triq Pantar, Mosta centre and follow the normal route towards Mosta church.

Bus route 205 coming from Naxxar towards Rabat will proceed from Technopark to Triq Pantar, Triq it-Torba, Triq St. Katerina and follow the normal route towards Ħ’Attard.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Any inconvenience is regretted.

Mare Forum – a success

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Malta successfully hosts first Mare Forum Maritime Conference 

Last week, Malta hosted the first Mare Forum Conference, an international high profile maritime event that brings together a cross section of the industry with the aim of discussing the recent and future opportunities of the maritime industry with particular focus on the Mediterranean.  The forum, with more than 200 participants from European, Mediterranean and African maritime, shipping and energy industries, was a good opportunity to showcase Maritime Malta.

Believing in the Island’s maritime ambitions and in Maritime Malta’s abilities, as a respected key player in the industry, Transport Malta enthusiastically supported this event by becoming its leading sponsor, a move aimed at further consolidating Malta’s reputation as one of the leading maritime nations. 

The forum discussed major contemporary issues currently influencing the maritime industries, the financial situation, energy offshore business and investments among other topics and was attended by renowned ship owners, operators and bankers who shared their views and opinions. In the light of one of the most tragic incidents that sadly unfolded earlier this week in the Mediterranean sea, the phenomenon of immigration in the region was constantly featured during the debate. The forum also served as a good platform for local stakeholders to share their views and establish better contacts with foreign stakeholders who attended the conference within a stimulating, lively and thought-provoking atmosphere.


The Prime Minister, Hon Joseph Muscat, Hon. Joe Mizzi, Hon. Konrad Mizzi and Hon Justyne Caruana, representing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean addressed the forum.

Nautical Licence

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Important Notice 

Small Ships Register 

Transport Malta notifies that with immediate effect and until 31st December 2015, the Certificates issued by the MCAST Maritime Institute in 2015 are considered as equivalent to the official Nautical Licence issued by Transport Malta. A copy of this Certificate should always be carried on board in lieu of such Nautical Licence. Certificates issued prior to 2015 are not considered as equivalent to the official Nautical Licence and application for the Nautical Licence must be immediately done. 

Registered owners of small ships (S Register) are further reminded that, subject to no changes made to the small ship’s details, the renewal of the registration and the presentation of the Insurance Certificate (when applicable), can be effected by one of the methods listed hereunder:-

  • Online: By visiting www.licenzji-tal-bahar.gov.mt. Small ships’ (S Register) owners are required to be in possession of an e-lD account. A copy of a valid Insurance Certificate may be required when applicable. 
  • Mail: By using the Transport Malta self-addressed envelope provided with the renewal notice and sending a cheque payment payable to Transport Malta. 
  • SSR Office: By calling at the Small Ships Register Office at the Malta Transport Centre, Xatt l-Għassara tal-Għeneb, Marsa. Office hours are Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays}, between 08:30hrs and 13:00hrs. 

Renewal of Nautical Licences can be effected by mail using the Transport Malta self-addressed envelope provided with the registration renewal notice. 

Transport Malta reminds all drivers of craft equipped with an engine or engines with a combined power of 30HP or more, must be in possession of a valid Nautical Licence. 

Works in Triq il-Mellieħa Manikata

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Works in Triq il-Mellieħa Manikata

Triq il-Mellieħa in Manikata will be closed to vehicular traffic as from Monday 27th April 2015 due to works on the water main.  These works are scheduled to be completed within five weeks.

Vehicular traffic coming from Manikata will be diverted onto Triq il-Prajjiet (Popeye Village) and proceed to Għadira.

Vehicular traffic from Mellieħa to Manikata will not be affected.

Public Transport

Bus routes 101 and 102 will also follow this diversion.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Any inconvenience is regretted.