Oman’s New Bus Fleet

a great new service in Muscat

Almost ready for service are Oman’s bright and shiny new Buses under the new brand ‘Mwasalat’.

Oman's new Bus Fleet
Oman’s new Bus Fleet

They are a familiar London Bus Red so unmistakable as to their purpose – and well suited for disabled people (disappointingly not British built but from the Dutch VDL Bus & Coach Company).

Oman's new Bus Fleet
Oman’s new Bus Fleet

The initial service is from Mabela (north-west of the airport) into Ruwi, along this route there could be more than 60 bus stops (though it seems not into the Ghala industrial area) .  From Ruwi a route will continue though the Corniche and onto Al Alam Palace.

Operating from 06:00-22:00; the service will cost from 300baisa per trip – though the initial month will be free. These 40 vehicles are a much needed start to getting some effective public transport into Muscat, and Oman.

The routes between Ruwi-Wadi Adai and Ruwi -Wadi Kabir will be upgraded with a mix of some of the new Mwasalat fleet and some older buses re-allocated.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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