MOT buys 127 buses with service contract
MAN Truck & Bus and its dealer in Bahrain, AMA Motors, have won an order from the Ministry of Transport to supply 127 low-floor city buses, as the country modernises its public transport network.
The supply contract includes training facilities, parts operation and maintenance for operating the MAN bus fleet.
The order is made up of 88 Midi buses and 39 city buses with MAN Lion’s City design; production has already started.
The MAN chassis will carry Caetano bodies, a body builder which MAN has been working with for over six decades. They will be delivered with an aluminium body to facilitate weight savings, reducing fuel consumption and so carbon emissions.
“The MAN Lion’s City buses which will be utilised in Bahrain will use lightweight materials and innovative body construction to ensure high standards in quality,” said Pedro Teixeira, MAN Area Bus Sales Manager Middle East.
“Functionality, ergonomics, large interior space, simple maintenance and high safety standards are the key features of the buses which expect to have a lifetime of over 25 years due to the quality of the materials used.”
Teixeira said that MAN and its distributor AMA Motors are privileged to be contributing to the upgrade of the Bahrain bus transport system.
According to the General Manager of AMA Motors, Simon Keen, a newly formed joint venture company, Bahrain Public Transport Company, “Will support the company by supplying the training facilities, parts operation and local knowledge to ensure that the bus operation is maintained with the highest standards in quality and safety.
“We will also carry out the maintenance of the vehicles as a service partner. We are proud to be participating in this ambitious initiative to deliver a world class public transport service for Bahrain and grow the network together with our partner National Express.”