Arriva to provide special services for Nadur Carnival 2012
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The Nadur Carnival got underdway this weekend with the Miss Queen Carnival Competition, held last night at the MBC Theatre. Today a Carnival Parade and show will take place, featuring costumes, dances and floats at St. Peter & St. Paul Square, this gets underway at 1.30pm. This event will end with a traditional “Kukkanja.”
Arriva have announced that it is going to provide a special service for the Carnival. It will operate a shuttle service on the nights of the 17th and 18th of February from locations around Gozo and the tickets will cost €1.
Arriva said that the “Nadur Carnival is a unique experience. Unique for the spontaneity and creativity that distinguish it and make it a favourite with Gozitans, Maltese and tourists alike. Indeed, it is an experience both for those people who take part as well as for those who simply visit to witness the celebrations.”
Arriva concluded by saying that it “encourages people to make the most of the special services it will be providing for Nadur Carnival and avoid the hassle and stress of driving and parking,”
There will be 3 routes departing from Victoria at 11.45pm as follows:
Victoria – Sannat (Ta’ Cenc) – Munxar – Xlendi-Kercem -Victoria Terminus – Nadur.
Victoria – Marsalforn – Xaghra (band club) – Xaghra (Temples) – Nadur.
Victoria – San Lawrenz – Gharb – Ghasri – Zebbug -Victoria Terminus – Nadur.
In the daytime the normal Route 303 will be linking Mgarr to Nadur. After 11.10pm (until 1.30 am) Arriva are to run special trips to Nadur in to coincide with the Gozo Channel ferry schedule.
Arriva services will also be operating journeys from Nadur to various localities round Gozo, departing from the carnival village at 2am and then again at 3am as follows:
2am: Nadur – Xaghra – Marsalforn – Victoria Terminus
2am: Nadur – Xewkija – Sannat (Ta’ Cenc) – Munxar-Xlendi – Kercem – Victoria Terminus
2am: Nadur – Victoria – San Lawrenz – Gharb – Ghasri – Zebbug – Victoria Terminus.
3.30am: Nadur – Xaghra – Marsalforn – Victoria Terminus
3.30am: Nadur – Xewkija – Sannat (Ta’ Cenc) – Munxar – Xlendi – Kercem – Victoria Terminus
3.30am: Nadur – Victoria – San Lawrenz – Gharb -Ghasri – Zebbug – Victoria Terminus.