Paphos’ new electric bus will now carry patients and elderly citizens to and from Paphos General Hospital for free, according to a municipality spokesman.
“As part of its social programme for citizens and in particular the elderly, the municipality has started another ‘social’ route for the electric bus, to and from the general hospital. And the new route will be offered free of charge to the public, in conjunction with the ‘green’ routes already operated by the electric bus,” he said.
The hospital route gets underway at 8.30am, departing from the parking lot of the Ottoman Baths – Hamam and will be offered three times a day Monday to Friday.
The timetable is: 8:30am and 10:45am the bus will departure from Ottoman Baths for the hospital and as 9am, 11.15am and 12.30pm it will leave from Paphos General hospital to return.
The other ‘green’ circular bus routes to the old town’s shopping centre and Kato Paphos continue to be carried out normally, he said.
Routes are: starting at 9.30am and ending at 12 noon daily from Monday to Friday. Each trip takes about 30 minutes with a waiting time of three minutes at each stop. The public may board and disembark from the bus at the following stops:
Stop 1, Attikon, then the Archaeological Museum of Paphos, Markos Drakos Square and the Administrative Square.
Also, the Kato Paphos route lasts about 20 minutes with a waiting time of three minutes at each stop.
The timetable for this route starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 7pm Monday to Friday. The stops are: Panagia Chrysopolitissa, the Church of Agios Antonios, the Municipal Baths, and Apostolou Pavlou Avenue, in front of Hondros taverna.
The new bus has a total capacity of 20 people with provisions for people with disabilities.
“It is the first electric bus in Cyprus and its operation by the municipality of Paphos sends the strong message of environmental protection,” the spokesman said.
The bus was supplied following a competition under the ECOROUTS project implemented under the Interreg V-A Cooperation Programme “Greece – Cyprus 2014-2020”.