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DEC
05
2018

SNCF to sell loss-making Ouibus services

By The Whisperer

With many years in the coach and bus industry, The Whisperer keeps his ear to the ground for all the latest tit-bits and gossip. Tell him what’s going on in your part of the world: e-mail him via editorial@route-one.net


French state rail operator SNCF is to sell its loss-making Ouibus European intercity coach network to online ride-sharing carpool firm BlaBlaCar.

Ouibus runs a route to London and has ben hit by intense competition in the European express coach market, that also forced Megabus to exit in 2016, passing its routes to FlixBus.

Apps and a website enable BlaBlaCar users connect drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities, sharing the cost of the journey.