is a private joint venture between leading UK-based international transport providers National Express Group plc and Bahrain-based Ahmed Mansour Al Aali (AMA), the largest and longest-established contracting and construction group in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The National Express Group operates in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East and at the end of the year we employed nearly 50,000 people and operated over 20,000 vehicles. Passengers made nearly 1 billion journeys on our services in 2019.
BPTC was appointed by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) under a 10-year concession in 2015 agreement to operate Bahrain’s new Public Transport Network in accordance with international standards and practices. Under the supervision and regulation of the MTT, BPTC is responsible for the operation of the entire public bus network as well as the provision of the upgraded buses, related equipment and passenger terminal infrastructure.
The Company has made substantial investments in the new network largely driven by a three-pronged approach geared towards Safety, Connectivity and Technology. BPTC has employed a combination of internationally-acclaimed safety programs, intensive driver up-skilling schemes, a fleet of technologically advanced vehicles, to ensure the new public transport model offers the highest in safety and customer service standards - maximizing reach, connectivity, accessibility and delivering an enhanced travel experience.