A couple of years ago Arriva took over the running of the bus service in Malta. They got rid of the iconic yellow buses and brought in a brand new fleet of modern low floor air conditioned buses, including a few bendy buses. Bus enthusiast were reported to be booking flights to Malta to photograph the old buses on their return to the congested streets of the island.
Today, 09:51Old buses, drivers to return
The Government is planning to remove the much-maligned modern buses from Malta’s roads and bring back the old buses in a drive to boost usage, The Times has learnt.
The surprise decision will see the return of some 150 of the old yellow buses,...
Read more at: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130401/local/old-buses-drivers-to-return.463644
A friend of mine sent me an email this morning. It refers to an item that appeared today ( April 1) in The Times of Malta.
Over 1000 comments were added to the story by readers, most but not all of the earlier ones suggesting that this was the best thing since sliced bread. Only later in the day did the more awake commentators point out what day it was.