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New ferry service to Three Cities launched

A new ferry service connecting Valletta to the Three Cities came into operation yesterday, coinciding with the commission of the new lift to the Upper Barrakka gardens.

Transport Malta said that, as from tomorrow, those who use the service will be entitled to the free use of the lift on the same day.

The Grand Harbour ferry service, operated by Marsa­mxetto Steamferry Services Limited, is a result of the contract signed between Transport Malta and the operator for the provision of a scheduled maritime ferry services for Grand Harbour and the Marsamxett port.

The service provider is the same one that presently operates a ferry service connecting Valletta to Sliema.

In winter, the service will operate on Monday to Saturdays between 7am and 6pm and between 10am and 4pm on Sundays and public holidays.

Throughout the summer the new ferry service will operate between 7am and 7pm and between 9am and 6pm on Sundays and public holidays.

Transport Malta said it had set the maximum fares that the operator can charge at €1.50 per adult and 50c for children under 12 years, Kartanzjan holders and blue badge holders for a one-way trip.

Fares for return tickets have been set at €2.80 per adult and 90c for children under 12 years, Kartanzjan holders and blue badge holders. Weekly passes are available for €10.

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