Malta Railway

Notabile Station

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Map 15

The old ticket office on Racecourse Road above the site of Notabile Station

Notabile Station was 6 miles and 600 yds from Valletta and was the end of the line until the extension to Museum station was opened in 1900 . There were two platforms and a single station building with a booking office, ladies room and a Station Master's office. Later a ticket office was built at road level. From platform level, which was substantially lower than the surrounding ground level, a set of steps led up to Racecourse Road. The residents of Mdina and Rabat complained about the siting of the station and the long up hill walk from the proposed station. They proposed an underground station similar to Floriana but the proposal was never implemented. Until the extension to Museum station a passing loop allowed locomotives to run round the carriages for the return journey.