Bye X1! Hello X300!

Posted On September 15, 2020

For many years Gozitan students have been dealing with catching the X1 bus which had plenty of problems that needed to be addressed. Finally, it seems that Gozitan students’ prayers have been answered.

Earlier today, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Ian Borg, and the Minister for Gozo, Clint Camilleri, together with GUG, released the victorious news. This new bus route, called X300, will be scheduled in accordance with ferry schedule. The aim of the X300 is to connect the Ċirkewwa Terminal with University, Mater Dei Hospital and G.F. Abela Junior College by going directly to Valletta, only stopping at the Qroqq, Kulleġġ and Valletta bus stops. The X1 bus route will still be operating even though the X300 has been introduced since the latter will be helping he X1’s load of passengers.

Finally, the X300 will start operating from Monday to Friday from 6.00 am to 6.45pm from October 2020, with four dedicated 12-metre vehicles introduced to the service in 2020, which include free Wi-Fi and USB Charging Ports. The commute time will be approximately 60 minutes from one end of the route to the other. Unfortunately, many Gozitan students travel to Malta on a Sunday due to the early Monday morning lectures. This raises the question as to whether the X300 will be efficient enough for travelling. Will this issue be addressed?

Written by Emma Galea

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