All new trial services will be provided IN ADDITION to the full current schedule of services.
•The trial is running ahead of the intended purchase by HMGOG of six electric buses, with a view to operating on those routes deemed successful during the trial.
•New Route A will run from the Trafalgar Cemetery via Line Wall to the Sun Dial roundabout and return in a continuous loop. This service will see 2 buses running from 8am till 1.15pm Monday to Friday to provide further capacity for those seeking access to or wishing to cross the city centre via Line Wall Road. This service will not operate on weekends.
•New Route B (B for Beaches) will run from Trafalgar Cemetery via Queensway and the Europort area, on to the beaches and then return via the same route. This service will be operated by 4 buses running from 1pm to 7pm daily, with weekend services covered by 6 buses running from 11am to 8pm.
•New Route C (C for Circular) will be a circular route servicing town and the West side/Europort area on a loop from Trafalgar Cemetery via Line Wall Road, Corral Road, Waterport, returning via Bishop Caruana Road and Queensway back to the Trafalgar Cemetery. This route will operate on 2 buses from 8am till 1.15pm Monday to Friday, with services running from 8am till 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The buses being used for the trial are being rented by the Government from a number of the tour operating companies in Gibraltar, which in the context of the Covid pandemic, are experiencing the anticipated drop in demand owing to the lack of tourism to Gibraltar. The buses in question are 22-seater Coaster buses, meaning that those with mobility issues and travelling with prams may be more comfortable on the regular full bus service. This will in no way impact travelers with these needs, given that the trial services will be running IN ADDITION to the full timetable of services already offered by the Gibraltar Bus Company and will in fact free up capacity for these type of travelers within the existing service. Government further advises that only holders of Gibraltar ID cards will be able to access these trial services, as there will be no ticketing machines installed in these buses.
The email address firstname.lastname@example.org has been created for bus users to provide feedback on the trial and to suggest ways in which the Government can change and improve the service
Bus Route Information
Route Number 1
Operates from Market Place to Willis’s Road.
Catch this bus to go up The Rock and visit The Great Siege Tunnels.
Route Number 2
Operates from Market Place to Europa Point.
Catch this bus to visit the Gibraltar cable cars, The Rock Hotel, Queen’s Hotel, Alameda Botanical Gardens and Europa Point.
Route Number 3
Operates a circular service from South Pavilion Steps (St. Joseph’s School). It goes as far as Winston Churchill Road before returning to the South District.
As of September 2012 an additional bus was included on this route, in order to decrease the waiting time between buses on this route. This means that buses on route 3 will now run every 20 minutes rather than the previous 25 minute intervals.
Catch this bus to visit the Gibraltar cable cars, The Rock Hotel, Queen’s Hotel, Alameda Botanical Gardens and the 100 ton gun.
Route Number 4
Operates from Both Worlds to Rosia.
Catch this bus to visit the Gibraltar cable cars, Alameda Botanical Gardens and the 100 ton gun.
Route Number 5
The Route 5 is the only bus route in Gibraltar that goes to the Frontier (airport and border with Spain) and operates from the Frontier to the city centre. This route is operated jointly by Calypso Transport Ltd. and Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd. whereas all other routes are operated solely by Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd.
The bus timetable operates every 15 minutes during the week and Saturdays, and every 20 minutes on Sundays. Full timetable details can be found below.
The buses operating on this route are easily identifiable as they are red instead of the usual blue buses we see operating all other routes within the country of Gibraltar. You will also notice double-decker buses on this route, which is also unique to Gibraltar, although not all of the buses operating on this route are double deckers.
In the summer months, typically June to September, you will also have the opportunity to ride on an open top twin deck bus, allowing easier viewing of the beautiful views of the rock as you make your way from the Frontier to Main Street.
Route Number 7
Operates a circular service from Mount Alvernia.
Route Number 8
Operates from Both Worlds to Reclamation Road.
Route 8 starts from Sir Herbert Miles Road, travelling via Glacis Road and stops at Waterport Road, St Bernard’s Hospital, Reclamation Road, Europort Avenue and ends at Market Place before returning along the same route.
Route Number 9
Operates from Rosia to Market Place.
Route 9 starts from South Pavillion Steps, travelling via Rosia Road to Line Wall Road, Market Place and ends at St Bernard’s Hospital before returning along the same route.
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