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Traffic arrangements for Isle of MTV

Malta Tourism Authority encouraging use of public transport to avoid congestion and parking issues.

23 June 2012, 12:00am
Nelly Furtado will be playing at this year's Isle of MTV.
The phenomenal Isle of MTV, Malta Special is once again taking place at the Granaries in Floriana on the 26th of June    To facilitate attendance to this mega party various transport arrangements have been set up. 

On the 26th June at 1100 hours, route buses will be diverted from Sarria through to St Anne's St.  Transport Malta, through their service provider Arriva, will be extending the service past 0100 hours for certain specific routes.  A special ticket may be bought before hand for the price of €2.5O covering the journey into Floriana and back to respective villages.  Full details may be found on the special Arriva MTV Service site www.arriva.com.mt/mtv or through the Arriva Customer Care Centre on 2122 2000 (or enquiries@arriva.com.mt).

ACCESS TO SQUARE  

On the 26th June the actual day of the Isle of MTV, people approaching the square from Blata l-Bajda can access the Granaries from the direction of St Publius Church whilst people accessing the square from the Valletta Bus Terminus can access the square exclusively through The Mall Garden.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Monday 25th June, 2012 from 06.00hrs onwards till noon on Thursday 28th June, 2012.

St Publius Square, St Publius Street, and Sarria Street, Floriana

Monday 25th June, 2012 from 06.00hrs until 28th June, 2012

Triq Mauro Caruana, Pope John XXIII Square and its adjacent streets and J. Lopez will be closed for parking.

Tuesday 26th June, 2012, from 07.00hrs until 01.00hrs.

The Mall, V Bugeja Street,  Pope John XXIII Square and its adjacent streets, the parking Area opposite the Phoenicia Hotel ballroom in Great Siege Road and St Anne's Street between E S Tonna Square and St Thomas Street, Floriana.

ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS

With immediate effect St Publius Street is closed to traffic until 29th June

Monday 25th June, 2012 from 06.00hrs until 28th June, 2012

Triq Mauro Caruana, Pope John XXIII Square and J. Lopez will be closed for traffic.

Tuesday 26th June, 2012, from 11.00hrs until noon on Wednesday 27th June, 2012.

Sarria Road in Floriana will be closed for buses.

Tuesday 26th June, 2012 from 16.00hrs until 01.00hrs.

Vehicular Traffic from Marina Street, Pietà in the direction towards Floriana will be diverted through Independence Road, Pietà.

Sa Maison Road and Hay Wharf will be open to one-way traffic from Floriana towards Pietà.

MCP Carpark will be operating as per usual, however on the 26th June, as from 16.00hrs onwards exit will be via the tunnel on the 6th floor leading to the Valletta Waterfront to alleviate traffic jams

Special Needs arrangements have also been made to ensure enjoyment for all, there will be an elevated platform with a ramp as specified by the architect in consultation with the Kummissjoni Nazzjonali ghal-Persuni b' Dizabilta'.  The area reserved will be to the left of the stage (facing) and transport will be able to stop within metres of the entrance in Sarria Road.  The space is limited and will be operated on a first come first served basis.  Amenities for the comfort of the users of this area will also be available.

Apart from transport arrangements, the Malta Tourism Authority is in consultation with the authorities and NGO's with an interest in health and safety to ensure that this event can be enjoyed in the best and safest manner. 

APPEALS

The Malta Tourism Authority would like to encourage use of public transport to avoid congestion and parking issues.

Furthermore, the residential areas of Floriana will be patrolled by wardens and police, and all patrons are strongly encouraged to make use of the toilet facilities provided.

The MTA and all involved kindly encourage all attending this concert to respect the residents of the area and their properties, and refrain from disturbing the peace in any manner.