New coach links from Oxford to Bristol and Birmingham have been established as a result of a partnership between Oxford Bus Company and Snap. Direct coach services are now available on Snap’s on-demand travel platform which technology enables ticketless travel, live vehicle tracking and demand-driven coach planning. The new service runs daily from central and suburban Oxford to Bristol and Birmingham. All new Snap customers get their first return trip free.
As part of the cooperation, Snap customers will also be able to buy seats on the Oxford Bus Company’s X90 coach service between Oxford and London via its booking platform.
The Snap mobile phone app matches people who want to make similar coach trips and books the travel. Coach drivers will manage Snap customer bookings using the Snap Pro drivers app.
“This exciting new partnership with Snap has enabled us to widen our services, offer more routes and broaden our reach to new customers,” says Phil Southall, managing director, Oxford Bus Company. “We are always striving to lead the market in innovation and technology to make coach travel more accessible.
“As we have demonstrated with the launch of Pick Me Up in Oxford we are innovating in demand-responsive technology. Via our partnership with Snap we are now able to add technology to coach services for the benefit of passengers.”
Thomas Ableman, founder and CEO of Snap, adds: “Our on-demand platform means the more people who use the service, the more trips will run.”
Snap’s mobile phone-based coach booking service is also live in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester and Cardiff.