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A new discovery! Malta Railway retaining walls unearthed during the reconstruction of an Attard street
Measures were taken to preserve this new discovery.

Emma Galea

During recent works carried out by Infrastructure Malta at Linja Street in Attard, a new discovery relating to Malta’s unearthed history was made.

During the road works, retaining walls from the old Malta Railway were found.

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage was contacted, and measures have been taken to preserve this part of Maltese history.

The railway dates all the way back to 1883. It operated till 1931 and crossed directly between Mdina and Valletta, stopping along a number of other villages along the way.

Unfortunately, over the years much of what was left from the old railway was converted into roads. Thankfully, some of it is at least being unearthed when road works are carried out.

2nd February 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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