Malta Railway

Birkirkara Station

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Birkirkara Station grounds provide a perfect place to rest and dream of the past railway.

Birkirkara Station was 2 miles and 1660 yds from Valletta. There were two platforms located in a spacious landscaped area with a passing loop. To achieve good plant growth an ingenious underground drainage system stores the rain water collected from the track and buildings and through a system of rubble drains irrigates the gardens. Also at Birkirkara station a water tank allowed the locomotives to take on water.

 

At Birkirkara station a single 3 rd class preserved carriage is all that is left of the rolling stock. Inside view of the carriage