Free public transport services announced for Tallinja Card users in Malta
Tallinja Card users will be able to benefit from free transport services on Malta Public Transport’s Day Routes, Night Routes and Special Services from 1 October 2022.
Credit: Malta Public Transport
Malta Public Transport has announced that its Day Routes, Night Routes and Special Services will become free of charge to all those who own a personalised Tallinja Card from 1 October 2022. The update will be happening automatically, however passengers are required to tap their personalised Tallinja Card on the ticketing machine every time they board the bus.
Passengers who board the bus without a Tallinja Card will be obliged to pay for a ticket in cash or contactless payment upon boarding. Official Malta Public Transport Inspectors will be carrying out random inspections to verify patrons have either tapped their card or are in possession of cash tickets. A €50 fine will apply to any passengers who are caught without a travel card or cash ticket.
While no credit is required for travel on Day Routes, Night Routes or Special Service journeys, passengers will still need credit on their personalised Tallinja Card in order to travel on Tallinja Direct or Tallinja On Demand trips. Credit on the Tallinja Card can also be used to benefit from discounted rates on other mobility services, such as Tallinja Bike and Valletta Ferry Services. Customers who would like to receive a refund for their credit can apply online through the Malta Public Transport website from 1 November 2022. An administration fee will be applied per refund application.
In order to apply for a Tallinja Card, people would need to register online and provide an identification document such as an Identity Card or passport, as well as personal contact details such as a telephone number and e-mail address. Personalised Tallinja Cards are not transferable to other passengers and a €50 fine will apply to any passengers caught using a personalised Tallinja Card issued in someone else’s name.
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