Oman National Transport Company

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Oman National Transport Company
Muscat, Oman

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ONTC was responsible for public transport in Oman, including urban services in Muscat and regional and long distance services, also to neighboring countries. It was formed by Royal Decree and started operations in September 1975. Initially the fleet consisted mainly of Dodge US-school bus types but in 1982 most of the fleet was renewed.

Known fleet details (Buses World Wide information):
S1-S28:       Dodge S600 -Superior, B32F, 1975
S29-S39:     Dodge S600 -Superior, B32F, 1977
L1-L20:       Dodge S600 -Superior, B55F, 1975
L21-L25:     Dodge S600 -Superior, B55F,1976
L26-L27:     TATA -?, B55C, 1979
C1-C5:          Van Hool -Van Hool, C51D, 1976-1980
T1-T2:          TATA -?, C25C,1976
T3-T23:       TATA -?, C25C, 1980
T101-T102: TATA -?, C25C, 1980
(20x):           Mercedes-Benz OF1417 -Duple Metsec, B49F,1982
(??x):            Mercedes-Benz O302 -Otomarsan, B??F, 1984/1985
(20x):           MAN -Avtomontasza, 1985
(20x):           Hino -Avtomontasza, 1985
(8x):             Mercedes-Benz -Jonckheere, 1985 (short buses)

Around 1985 the fleet consisted of 241 vehicles (51 Hino, 40 MAN, 59 Mercedes-Otomarsan, 31 Mitsubishi, 7 Toyota, 23 Nissan, 7 TATA, 17 Landrovers and 6 others). Newly delivered then were 24 Mercedes -Jonckheere of around 9 meters and 6 high-specification MAN and Hino coaches (Janes Urban Transport Systems 1987).

Around 1995 the fleet consisted of 289 vehicles (53 Hino BY620/RU638/RJ170, 44 MAN 16.240/12.170/14.170/16.280, 58 Mercedes 1417/O302/1217, 5 Daewoo BH115, 22 Mitsubishi Rosa/MK, 34 Toyota Coaster, 40 Nissan Civillian, 6 TATA of 1984, 27 Landcruiser/Landrover (Janes Urban Transport Systems 1997/1998)).

Seen in 2008/2015 are the following series:

02-27                     MAN,  tow truck
02-31                     Isuzu NPR, truck
23-01 to 23-13     Hyundai Aero City 540 -Hyundai (23-13 differs)
24-03 to 24-05    Hyundai Aero Space -Hyundai
25-01 to 25-08    Daewoo BM090 -Daewoo
25-15:                    Daewoo BS090 -Daewoo
25-16 to 25-17     Daewoo BS090 -Daewoo               with wheelchair lift
26-07                    Toyota Coaster -Toyota, with wheelchair lift
27-04 to 27-10    Mercedes-Benz -Marcopolo Viale
32-01 to 32-11     MAN 18.240HOC -Avtomontasza, seen for sale in 2003
??                           MAN 18.240HOC -Avtomontasza, open top
34-13                     Nissan Civillian -Nissan
37-27                     Toyota Landcruiser
38-41 to 38-110   Toyota Coaster -Toyota
44-02 to 44-04    MAN -Caetano Delta
44-06                     MAN 18.370 -Dorteller
44-07- to 44-14   Lion’s Coach -MAN
45-01 to 45-17:    Daewoo BH120F  -Daewoo
47-02 to 47-10:   MAN UL313 -MAN
48-02 to 48-08:  Mercedes-Benz -Marcopolo Andare

Corporate livery is white with green and red (the national colours). Towards the end of the company the buses were mainly white with green and red stripes.

In October 2015, together with a fleet renewal, ONTC was rebranded as Mwasalat. Some of the newer series of ONTC buses continued under the Mwasalat banner.

ONTC
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23-01 to 23-13: Hyundai Aero City 540
24-03 to 24-05: Hyundai Aero Space
25-01 to 25-08: Daewoo BM090
25-15: Daewoo BS090
25-16 to 25-17: Daewoo BS090 wheelc.
26-07: Toyota Coaster wheelchair
27-04 to 24-17: Mercedes -Marcopolo Viale
32-01 to 32-11: MAN 18.240HOC -Avtomontasza
-: MAN 18.240HOC -Avtomontasza (open top)
34-13: Nissan Civillian
37-27: Toyota Landcruiser
38-41 to 38-110: Toyota Coaster
44-02- to 44-04: MAN -Caetano Delta
44-06: MAN 18.370 -Dorteller
44-07 to 44-14: MAN Lion’s Coach
45-01 to 45-17: Daewoo BH120F
47-02 to 47-10: MAN UL313
48-02 to 48-08: Merc. -Marcopolo Andare

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