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Bus tickets and payment

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Bus tickets and payment

Postby Gordon64 » Thu 3 Oct 2013 14:34 GMT

I was thinking about applying for the Arriva Saver Card but I now realise I would only get my money's worth if I was using the bus practically every day.

However, from what I have read on the Arriva website once my residency application is approved I would be eligible for discount but I would still need to pay by cash each time I board the bus. Have I understood this correctly?

After years of travelling by bus and tube in London I was rather hoping I could have a cashless way of travelling by bus so that I am not fumbling for change with a queue of people behind me!

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Postby gozomark » Thu 3 Oct 2013 16:31 GMT

sadly no system like the London Oyster card yet
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Postby JJ » Fri 4 Oct 2013 00:28 GMT

Er, I'm confused. The Saver Card is only available to residents. From their website:

Only Discounted Tickets are available on the saver card. Therefore, you need an official Malta Identity Card or a Registration Certificate/Residence Card (for EU citizens and their family members) or a Long-Term Residence Permit, all issued by the Government of Malta in order to apply.


And then it's stupidly cheap. I don't know about Malta and the Arriva website isn't giving me a good consumer experience right now [cringes at the managementspeak] but in Gozo I pay €10/month or about 33c/day.

And yes, wouldn't it be sensible if they had a card for Kartanzjan cardholders for, say, €5/month, and pre-paid tourist cards that could be sold on the planes and offered a certain value or number of days of use. But this is Malta.
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Postby Gordon64 » Fri 4 Oct 2013 10:46 GMT

Thanks for the replies.

The website does indeed show that a monthly ticket is €10 on Gozo
Unfortunately, on Malta it is €26 for a one month ticket!
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