Transport Minister to meet Arriva Malta

Transport Minister Joe Mizzi will meet Arriva Malta officials today to discuss the future of bendy buses on the island.

Bendy buses, there are 68 on the island, were removed from service after three of them caught fire within the space of a few days.

In 2004, all bendy-buses in London were taken out of service following three separate fires on the vehicles.

Minister Mizzi is to meet with Transport Malta officials before his meeting with Arriva to discuss a technical report on the buses.

The prime minister said on Sunday that the bendy buses had to be certified safe by an international institution before they could return to service. He said their return would depend a number of conditions as traffic flow appeared to have improved since they were withdrawn.

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Maurice Cini

- Mon 09-Sep-2013, 21:09

Since Arriva started operations more than 2 years ago, all Maltese roads where jammed with traffic. To add insult to injury, Arriva has NEVER managed to sent buses on time. I repeat NEVER. This has rendered instability about Transport and many maltese workers has to go with their own transport to arrive on time, just because Arriva cannot be trusted in times.Its not a matter of having an a/c on bus or not.The public is interested in keeping the times up to scratch with NO excuses from Arriva.

George Farrugia.

- Mon 09-Sep-2013, 17:55

It was good of Joe Mizzi to take the Bendy Buses off the road.Why not leave them off the road? The London Mayor said that they got rid of them and sent them to Malta.If they were not good for London how come they were good for Malta?
I am not refering to the other Buses.

ganon

- Mon 09-Sep-2013, 16:42

Huwa veru li traffik JAMS ma ghadekx tara bhal meta kien hawn il bendybuses fit toroq,B'karozza ta l-Arriva mill Mosta (202jew 203)mill exchange sa l Exiles (Sliema) domna 45 minuta.Is soltu ndumu mhux inqas minn 55 minuta.Pero l-ikbar problema li ghandna minn juza l-arriva hija li fill karozzi ta l-Arriva jitabbew nies bi-wieqfa li l-bieba bil-kemm tista tinfetah.Mela ligi li tella tant bilwieqfa ma ghadiex tezisti.ZMIEN IL-BUZULLOTTI SPICCA KIEN QALILNA WISTIN PIPI.

cortomaltese

- Mon 09-Sep-2013, 13:20

To say that traffic flow has improved is an understatement.
In my opinion traffic jams and gridlock have practically disappeared. Journey time from airport to Sliema reduced by 10 minutes.

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