Autobuses de León to take over public transport service on 8th of January
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Autobuses de León (ALESA) the Spanish bus company, has been awarded the contract to operate the public transport service in Gozo and Malta from the 8th of January.
The Government announced that it had reached an agreement whereby the shares of Public Transport Malta, the company run by the Government to operate the transitional public transport service,have been purchased by Spanish company Autobuses de Leon for the price of 8 million euro. This agreement was reached after the negotiations were closed with the Spanish company over the past hours.
Felipe Cosmen, Director of ALESA said, “I’m delighted that Transport Malta has chosen us to operate this important and complex contract. We will be introducing 30% more capacity into Malta’s network during peak times providing additional seats.”
He added that “I’m looking forward to working with existing colleagues and welcoming new staff and together delivering this vital contract to Malta. We trust in the current staff to achieve customer loyalty and provide a transportation system close to the needs of the Maltese. We are recruiting additional drivers to deliver the new network.”
Felipe Cosmen stated, “this new contract is a great deal for our customers, communities and taxpayers. Millions of passengers will benefit from thousands of extra seats, new services and affordable tickets.”