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Traffic, transport arrangements for Isle of MTV announced

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The Malta Tourism Authority has announced the traffic arrangements that will be in place due to the Isle of MTV concert which will be held on June 26 at the Granaries in Floriana.

The car park in front of the granaries will be closed from June 18 while St Publius Street, which is the road leading  to the  Catholic Institute and Pope John XXXIII  (the side street between the Institute and garden, will be closed and clear of cars from June 21 until June 28. The end of St Publius street beyond the Catholic Institute towards the petrol station will be cleared and closed from June 24.

On the day of the concert, June 26, no parking will be allowed in Triq Sarria and in front of the St Publius Church, in St Publius Street and the surrounding streets of Triq l-Isqof Caruana, Triq id-Dejqa and J.Lopez from 5.00h. Triq Sarria will be closed to traffic and buses until June 27 till noon. In addition the car park next to the Phoenicia hotel will be cleared and closed to the public from 13.00h. Coaches can drop off patrons to the concert near APS bank is St Anne Street and move on to park at Horn’s Ditch (near SPCA) from where they will also load the return trip.

There will be a dedicated area for special needs patrons. The drop off point is at the Independence Monument at the end of The Mall.  Access will be allowed through Sarria Street.  The area can host 50 people including the persons accompanying, it is planned for maximum of one person per each special needs individual.  It is advised to plan to arrive early to avoid traffic and disappointment as spaces are on first come first served basis.  It is also suggested to organise group travel.

In addition, following the successful operations in previous years Arriva Malta, in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority, will once again be offering a special bus service to the thousands who every year attend the Isle of MTV. 

The cost for the Isle of MTV special bus service will be €3. The special day ticket will allow travel on all Arriva Malta services during the day, and remain valid for the trip back home following the event.

Special Arriva MTV Day Tickets will go on sale on June 19 and can be purchased from Arriva ticket booths at Valletta, Sliema, Bugibba and Malta International Airport.

Following the event the special Arriva MTV bus service will operate between midnight and 02:00h, when the last buses leave the station.

Special Arriva Routes for Isle of MTV – Malta Special 2013 
N13    Msida – Sliema – St Julians (Paceville)
X90   Paola - Fgura - Żabbar – Marsaskala
X80   Marsa - Paola - Tarxien - Żejtun - Ghaxaq - Marsaxlokk – Birżebbuġa
X40   Msida - Birkirkara (Valley Rd) - Lija - Mosta - Mġarr (on request)
X20   Pietà - Msida – Gżira (Rue D’Argens) - Mrabat - San Ġwann – Kappara
X30   Msida Heights - Swatar (bypass) - Iklin - Naxxar – Għargħur -  Mosta - Burmarrad - Buġibba
X41   Mosta - St Paul’s Bay - Xemxija - Mellieħa – Ċirkewwa
X50   Ħamrun - Fleur de Lys - Attard - Rabat – Mtarfa (on request) - Dingli
X60   Ħamrun - Marsa - Qormi - Żebbuġ - Siġġiewi (on request)
X10   Senglea - Cospicua - Vittoriosa - Kalkara – Xagħra (on request)
X70   Luqa - Kirkop - Safi - Żurrieq - Mqabba – Qrendi

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