Malta Railway

Birkirkara to San Antonio

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Map 9

St Aloysius College and Triq il Ferrovija L- Quadima which follows almost the line of the old railway from Birkirkara to the junction with Vjal de Paule and the Corinthia Palace Hotel.

From Birkirkara station guard huts No 8 & 9 were passed in quick succession. G.H. No 8 at the crossing with the road that led to the Old Church, G.H. No 9 at the crossing with Strada Imriehel. Just after G.H. No 9 the train passed St Aloysius College before arriving at G.H. No 10 which was located at a crossing of the road that led to Balzan. Also at this point on the line was Balzan station. Similar to Santa Venera this primitive station, which today would be called a "halt", consisted of a small raised earth platform with stone edgings.A further 500 yds from Balzan station and the train arrived at San Antonio station.