SNCF to sell loss-making Ouibus services

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.