Convert your car to LPG

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Gas Conversion Scheme to Convert Vehicles to Autogas/LPG

As announced in the Budget 2016 speech, the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure in conjunction with Transport Malta, is launching another scheme to give an incentive for vehicle owners to convert their vehicle’s fuel system to Autogas/LPG.

This is another environment friendly budget measure aimed at reducing the amount of emissions generated from road traffic. Subject to various conditions, the grant amounts to €200 which will be given upon the conversion to Autogas/LPG of a Category M1 vehicle, (a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of up to eight passengers and the driver) or a Category N1 vehicle, (a vehicle designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes).

The scheme comes into effect as from the 1st January 2016 and closes on the 31st December 2016 or earlier if the maximum of 250 claims has been reached. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Persons who have converted their vehicle to Autogas in 2015 may still apply for the scheme.

Applications for such scheme are available from Transport Malta Offices, Vehicle Licensing Unit, Hornsworks Ditch, Floriana or downloaded here.

Buying a used car from abroad?

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Imported used vehicles by residents of Malta

Imported used vehicles will need a 30 day permit to drive in Malta from 1st January.  Vehicles without the permit will be towed.  

The permit, in the form of a licence disk affixed to the windscreen, will allow owners to drive imported vehicles on Maltese roads for 30 days before registering them.  The system will curtail abuses by owners who used to drive imported vehicles without registering or insuring them.  

A resident who imports a used vehicle in Malta has to inform Transport Malta by the first working day after its arrival.  Transport Malta will issue the 30 day permit against a fee of €20. The owner needs to submit an insurance policy and a copy of the vehicle log book.  The importer may opt to register the car immediately instead.

From 1st January, Transport Malta will also check the chassis number of the imported vehicle against a police database to make sure the vehicle is not stolen.  The administration fee for registering an imported car will increase by €5.

Lane changing signs in Aldo Moro

Electronic Lane Changing Signs

Installation of Electronic Lane Changing Signs to the pedestrian bridge in Triq Aldo Moro il-Marsa, will continue tomorrow and Wednesday 30 December, between 09:00hrs and 15:00hrs.

During works, one lane will be closed to traffic direction to Valletta only.

The project will help manage traffic and improve road safety.

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

Park and Ride on Xmas

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 Shuttle Service between Floriana Park & Ride & Valletta during feast days

The shuttle service between Floriana Park & Ride & Valletta will operate as follows:

  • Christmas Eve – until 21:00hrs
  • Christmas Day – as per Sunday Schedule until 21:00hrs.  Service will be suspended between 11:00hrs and 13:00hrs.
  • New Year’s Eve – until 02:30hrs of the 1st January 2016
  • New Year’s Day – as per Sunday Schedule until 21:00hrs.  Service will be suspended between 11:00hrs and 13:00hrs.

New Emission Level Standards

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EU emission level standards will change as from 1st January.  Used M1 vehicles manufactured before 2006 will be dubbed Euro 3 or less. Used M1 vehicles manufactured between 2011 and 2013 will be considered as Latest Euro standard -1, whilst used vehicles from 2014 onwards will be considered as latest euro standard, (5b or euro 6b).  Further details in tables below.

 The European Commission regulations 459/2012 and 692/2008 are an incentive to register newer, cleaner cars and hence cars with lower emissions.  The euro standards are tied with the registration tax.  Used imported Euro 5a /6a vehicles (with a year of manufacture between 2011 and 2103) or less will pay a higher registration tax. 

Euro Standard Table for Registration Purposes indicating Year of Manufacture of the vehicle

 

Category

 

Euro 3 or less 

Latest Euro standard -3 

Euro 4 

Latest Euro standard -2 

Euro 5a/6a

Latest Euro standard -1

Euro 5b/6b

Latest Euro standard

M 1

pre 2006

2006-2010

2011-2013

2014 onwards

Euro Standard Table for Registration Purposes indicating Year of Manufacture of vehicle 

Category

Reference Mass 

Mass in Service (kg)

Up to Euro 3/III

Euro 4/IV 

Euro 5/V 

Euro 6/VI 

Latest Euro standard

N1

Max 

Authorised

Mass

0 – 3,500 Kg

     Class 1      

(0 – 1305kg)

pre 2006

2006-2010

2011-2014

2015 onwards

Euro 6

        Class 2           (1306 – 1760kg)

pre 2006

2006-2011

2012-2016

2013 – 2017

Euro 5/6

     Class 3       

(1761 – 2610kg)

pre 2006

2006-2011

2012-2016

2013 – 2017

Euro 5/6

N2

3,501 – 12,000

 

pre 2006

2006-2008

2009-2013

2014 onwards

Euro 6

N3

12,001 >

 

pre 2006

2006-2008

2009-2013

2014 onwards

Euro 6

New electronic signs in Aldo Moro

Electronic Lane Changing Signs

Electronic Changing Signs will be installed to the pedestrian bridge in Triq Aldo Moro il-Marsa today between 20:00hrs and 05:00hrs.

During works, one lane will be closed to traffic direction to Valletta only.

The project will help manage traffic and improve road safety.

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

Barrakka Lift in Xmas

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Barrakka Lift opening hours during Christmas & New Year’s Eve

The barrakka lift service will be extended as follows:

  • 24th December until 0200am of Friday 25th
  • 31st December until 0400am of Friday 1st

The use of lift will be free of charge from 17:00hrs onwards on both occasions.

Next Sunday, Public Transport will be changing.

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Malta Public Transport will be implementing new routes and changing others on Sunday.

 

After Sunday, the service will include localities that were not served before and buses will now be covering 2.5 million kilometres more each year. Mater Dei Hospital and University will have dedicated routes, 12 of which were extended to serve St. Luke’s Hospital.

 

19 new routes will be introduced while more than 30 routes will be changed.  Changes include extensions to new areas, trimming so the buses reach their destination faster and increased frequencies.

The bus interchange for Mater Dei Routes will be at University.  Commuters from Mater Dei Hospital can board any bus that will take them to University. There they can board another bus to reach their destination.  The new arrangement was designed to reduce accidents and traffic congestion in front of Mater Dei.

The changes are being introduced during the Christmas period, where traditionally less commuters use Public Transport, to allow time for bus users to find their way through the new routes.  During this period, buses operate on a seasonal schedule.  A number of routes will be changed extensively.  We urge regular commuters to consult the booklet that is being sent to all households to determine whether their routes will be affected.  Kindly contact Transport Malta or visit news.transport.gov.mt for further details.

The new routes will be implemented as part of a major route network overhaul.  An overhaul designed by Transport Malta following a consultation period during which over 3,500 proposals were considered.  Local Councils were actively involved in designing the new routes.

 

Transport Malta and the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure will convene a new consultation period where the new routes will be fine tuned.

Kappara Junction Contract Signed

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The Department of Contracts  signed a €22.4 million contract with the Spanish joint venture SJ Kappara K.V. for the construction of Kappara junction.

The contract was signed today by the Director General of the Department of Contracts,  Anthony Cachia, on behalf of the government of Malta, and the joint venture’s administrator, Mr Alvaro Bastida Cilleruelo.

Minister Joe Mizzi, Minister Edward Scicluna and Transport Malta\’s Chairman, James Piscopo were present for the signing.

Besides the junction itself, lanes to connect the bridge, diversion lanes and underground infrastructure will be constructed as well.

Works start early next year.

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Changed Frequencies

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Route Number Remarks

1

Frequency increased from 30 minutes to 20 minutes (Peak Hours)

 

2

Frequency increased from 30 minutes to 20 minutes (Peak Hours)

Frequency increase during off peak from 60 minutes to 30 minutes

 

3

No Change – frequency every 30 minutes

 

4

New route – frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours and 60 minutes off-peak

 

13

Increase in frequency from 12 minutes to 10 minutes up to 20:00hrs-then switches to 15 minutes

 

14

New route – frequency of 20 minutes up to 20:00hrs and 30 minutes off-peak

 

15

No change – frequency of 30 minutes

 

16

New route – frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes off-peak

 

21

No change- frequency of 30 minutes

 

22

Modified route – frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours and then switches to 30 minutes

 

24

Modified route with a 30 minute frequency

 

31

No change – 30 minutes frequency during peak hours and the 60 minutes

 

32

Modified route – 30 minutes frequency during morning peak then switches to 60 minutes frequency

 

41

No change- frequency of 30 minutes

 

42

Increase in frequency from 60 minutes to 30 minutes all day

 

43

Early morning peak hours frequency of 20 minutes then 30 minutes going on to 60 minutes from19:30 hrs

 

44

No change – frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours then switches to 60 minutes.

 

45

No change- 30 minutes

 

46

New route – 20 minutes early morning peak then 30 minutes then 60 minutes from 21:00hrs onwards

 

47

New route – early morning frequency of 30 minutes then 60 minutes

 

48

New route – frequency of 20 minutes up to 20:00hrs then 60 minutes

 

49

New route – frequency of 60 minutes all day

 

50

New route 30 minutes up to 8:30hrs

 

51

No change in frequency  of 30 minutes up to 20:30hrs then 60 minutes

 

52

No change in frequency  of 30 minutes up to 20:30hrs then 60 minutes

 

53

Frequency up to 09:00hrs of 30 minutes, thereafter 60 minutes

 

54

Modified route retaining same frequency of 30 minutes

 

56

New route – frequency of 60 minutes all day(9:15-19:00hrs)

 

58

New route – frequency of 20 minutes up to 10:00hrs then 30 minutes

 

61

No change in frequency  of 15 minutes up to 20:00hrs then 30 minutes

 

62

Increase in frequency of 20 minutes up to 20:00hrs then 30 minutes

 

63

Change in frequency – 20 minutes from 8:30hrs, then up to 20:00hrs every 30 minutes, then 60minutes

 

64

New route – frequency of 30 minutes up to 08:00hrs then 60 minutes

 

71

Decrease in frequency from 15 minutes to 20 minutes (frequency added on to routes 73 & 74)

72

Increase in frequency of 20 minutes up to 20:40hrs then 30 minutes

 

73

Increase in frequency from 30 minutes to 20 minutes up to 20:25hrs

 

74

New route – frequency of 30 minutes up to 07:35hrs then 60 minutes up to 19:35hrs

 

80

New route – frequency of 60 minutes all day

 

81/85

No change – frequency of 20 minutes up to  20:30hrs then 30 minutes

82

Increase in frequency from 20 minutes to 15 minutes up to 10:00hrs. Then up to 15:30hrs 20 minutes up to 20:30 15 minutes the 30 minutes

 

83

No change –up to 19:30hrs 30 minutes, then hourly

84

Increase in frequency – from 30 minutes to 20 minutes up to 10:30hrs, then 30 minutes up to 15:30hrs, then 20 minutes up to 20:30 hrs, then 30 minutes

 

88

New route (replacing routes X5 and X7) with increased frequency from 30 minutes to 20 minutes up to 10:o0hrs, then 30 minutes up to 15:30hrs, then 20 minutes up to 20:00 hrs, then 30 minutes.

 

90

New route operating up to 10:30 (Mon-Fri) with a frequency of 20 minutes

 

91

No change -15 minutes up to 20:00hrs then 30 minutes

 

92

No change – hourly all day

 

93

No change – hourly all day

 

94

Increase in frequency – from 30 minutes to 20 minutes up to 10:30hrs, then 30 minutes up to 15:30hrs, then 20 minutes up to 19:30 hrs, then 60 minutes

 

101

Increase in frequency to hourly from every 2 hours

 

103

New route with 60 minute frequency

 

106

Reduced frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes

 

109

No change-60 minute frequency

 

110

No change-60 minute frequency

 

117

No change-60 minute frequency

 

119

No change-60 minute frequency

 

120

No change-30 minute frequency

 

121

New route operating from 20:00 to 22:00hrs with a frequency of 60 minutes

 

122

No change-30 minute frequency

 

124

No change-60 minute frequency

 

130

No change-30 minute frequency

 

131

New with 60 minute frequency (06:38 and 17:38hrs)

 

133

Decrease in frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes

 

135

No change-60 minute frequency

181

New with 60 minute frequency

 

182

New with 60 minute frequency

 

186

New with 30 minute frequency

 

201

No change-60 minute frequency

 

202

Modified route-60 minute frequency

 

203

Modified route-60 minute frequency

 

204

No change-60 minute frequency

 

206

Modified route-60 minute frequency

 

209

No change-60 minute frequency

 

210

No change-60 minute frequency

 

212

New – up 7:00hrs frequency of 60 minutes then up to 20:00hrs 30 minutes then hourly.

 

213

No change-60 minute frequency

 

218

New with 60 minute frequency

 

221

Decrease in frequency during early morning and late evening, otherwise no change – up 7:00hrs frequency of 60 minutes then up to 20:00hrs 30 minutes then hourly.

 

222

Decrease in frequency during early morning and late evening, otherwise no change – up 7:00hrs frequency of 60 minutes then up to 20:00hrs 30 minutes then hourly.

New – up 7:00hrs frequency of 60 minutes then up to 20:00hrs 30 minutes then hourly.

 

223

No change – hourly

 

225

Modified route- decrease in frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes

 

226

Modified route- no change in frequency

 

233

Modified route- no change in frequency

 

238

New with 60 minute frequency

 

250

New with 60 minute frequency

 

260

New with 60 minute frequency

 

280

New with 60 minute frequency

 

X1

No change – interworks with ferry

 

X2

Decrease in frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes

 

X3

No change – 60 minutes frequency

 

X4

Change in frequency/ route start point  in that route starts and finishes in B’Zebbugia with a 20 minute frequency up to 10:00hrs, then up to 16:00hrs 30 minutes, then 20 minutes up to 20:00hrs thereafter 30 minutes.